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quad•rate



Pronunciation: (
adj., n.kwod'rit, -rāt;
v.kwod'rāt),
[key]
adj., n., v., -rat•ed, -rat•ing.


adj.
1. square or rectangular.
2. Zool.of or pertaining to the quadrate.
3. Heraldry.(of a cross) having an enlarged square at the junction of the limbs: a cross quadrate.

n.
1. a square.
2. something square or rectangular.
3. Zool.one of a pair of bones in the skulls of many lower vertebrates, to which the lower jaw is articulated.

v.t.
to cause to conform or harmonize; adapt.

v.i.
to agree; conform.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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