Pronunciation: (kwod'rang"gul), [key]
1. a plane figure having four angles and four sides, as a square.
2. a square or quadrangular space or court that is surrounded by a building or buildings, as on a college campus.
3. the building or buildings around such a space or court.
4. the area shown on one of the standard topographic map sheets published by the U.S. Geological Survey: approximately 17 mi. (27 km) north to south and from 11 to 15 mi. (17 to 24 km) east to west.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.