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1. Geometry a plane figure consisting of four points connected by four lines. In a complete quadrangle, six lines connect all pairs of points
2. a rectangular courtyard, esp one having buildings on all four sides
3. the building surrounding such a courtyard

A rectangular courtyard or grassy area enclosed by buildings, most often used in conjunction with academic or civic building groupings.

[′kwä‚draŋ·gəl]
(civil engineering)
A four-cornered, four-sided courtyard, usually surrounded by buildings.
The buildings surrounding such a courtyard.
A four-cornered, four-sided building.
(mapping)
A four-sided tract of land, defined by parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude, used as an area unit in systematic mapping.
(mathematics)
A geometric figure bounded by four straight-line segments called sides, each of which intersects each of two adjacent sides in points called vertices, but fails to intersect the opposite sides. Also known as quadrilateral.

1. A rectangular courtyard or grassy area enclosed by buildings or a building. Most often used in connection with academic or civic building groupings.
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The selectors will be busy in the next few weeks as history shows they invariably make changes in the squad after having scrutinised the talent available to them in the quadrangular tournament.
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They play Ireland today at Lydney (4pm) and will be defending their remarkable record of never losing a game in the quadrangular tournament since its inception in 1999.
THE Youth bounced back from the disappointment of losing their first match of the quadrangular tournament, 25-15 to Italy U-18s, by beating an older and bigger Spain at Coimbra yesterday.
Richie is a big loss," said manager Kerr as he prepared for tonight's second match of the quadrangular qualifying tournament with Poland.
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And form is on their side having won by 15 shots in the British Junior International Quadrangular event earlier this year.
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ENGLAND paceman Darren Gough claimed a hat-trick as Yorkshire lost by 56 runs against Western Province in the Quadrangular Final at Newlands.
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