from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An ancient Roman unit of measure for liquids.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a quadrant; also, included in the fourth part of a circle.
- n. A cubical vessel containing a Roman cubic foot, each side being a Roman square foot; -- used as a measure.
- n. A cube.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a quadrant; included in the fourth part of a circle: as, a quadrantal space.
- Pertaining to the quadrans; of the value of a quadrans.
- n. A liquid measure used by the Romans, equivalent to the amphora.
- n. A cube.
I went up above the cloud into the quadrantal system operating above three thousand feet, where to avoid collision one had to fly on a steady regulated level according to the direction one was heading: in our case, going north west, four thousand five hundred or six thousand five hundred or eight thousand five hundred, and so on up.
Above the arches of the nave are small double round-headed openings into a very narrow triforium walk, which is vaulted, as at Gloucester, with a quadrantal arch.
The nonius, never in common use, consisted essentially of forty-six concentric circles divided into quadrants by two diameters at right angles to each other, each quadrantal arc being divided into equal parts, the number of parts diminishing from ninety for the outermost arc to forty-five for the innermost.
About three feet from the bent end, it receives, on a pin, three horizontal bars of iron, which at their other end lay hold of one corner of a quadrantal crank (like a bell crank) moving in a vertical plane, to the other corner of which is hooked the vertical handle of the pump.
I suggested to Monsieur Pin and others a quadrantal gate, turning on a pivot, and lifted by a lever like a pump-handle, aided by a windlass and cord, if necessary.
For this he made an ornament composed in the grotesque manner, with a base of varied intertwined work and a decoration of quadrantal shape, adding six boys bearing certain festoons, who appear to be holding one another securely with their arms in their fear of the height.
I have a feeling that my CAD settings are for quadrantal only
J =: the quadrantal arc of a circle whofe radius is r.
quadrantal pronounced "qua-dran-chal" which is why it pisses me off
I proposed to fix there a fan-roof of quadrantal form, covering the upper flat stone of the external steps. ”