quadrangle

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quadrangle

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

Quadrangle

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

quadrangle

[′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.

quadrangle, quad

1. A rectangular courtyard or grassy area enclosed by buildings or a building. Most often used in connection with academic or civic building groupings.
2.Buildings forming a quadrangle.