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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Quadrature

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QUADRATURE (from Lat. quadratura, a making square), in astronomy, that aspect of a heavenly body in which it makes a right angle with the direction of the sun; applied especially to the apparent position of a planet, or of the moon at first and last quarters. In mathematics, quadrature is the determination of a square equal to the area of a curve or other figure.


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Quadrature'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/q/quadrature.html. 1910.

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