adj., n. /kwod"rit, -rayt/; v. /kwod"rayt/, adj., n., v., quadrated, quadrating.
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.
4. a square.
5. something square or rectangular.
6. Zool. one of a pair of bones in the skulls of many lower vertebrates, to which the lower jaw is articulated.
7. to cause to conform or harmonize; adapt.
8. to agree; conform.
[1350-1400; ME quadrat (n. and adj.) < L quadratus (ptp. of quadrare to make square)]

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