Definition for QUAD'RAT

QUAD'RAT, n. [L. quadratus, squared.]

  1. In printing, a piece of metal used to fill the void spaces between words, &c. Quadrats are of different sizes; as, m-quadrats, &c.
  2. A mathematical instrument, called also a geometrical square, and line of shadows. – Encyc.

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