Quadrantal Quad*ran"tal, a. [L. quadrantalis containing the fourth fourth part of a measure.] (Geom.) Of or pertaining to a quadrant; also, included in the fourth part of a circle; as, quadrantal space. [1913 Webster]

{Quadrantal triangle}, a spherical triangle having one side equal to a quadrant or arc of 90[deg].

{Quadrantal versor}, a versor that expresses rotation through one right angle. [1913 Webster]

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• Quadrantal versor — Versor Ver sor, n. [NL., fr. L. vertere, versus, to turn. See {Version}.] (Geom.) The turning factor of a quaternion. [1913 Webster] Note: The change of one vector into another is considered in quaternions as made up of two operations; 1st, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Versor — Ver sor, n. [NL., fr. L. vertere, versus, to turn. See {Version}.] (Geom.) The turning factor of a quaternion. [1913 Webster] Note: The change of one vector into another is considered in quaternions as made up of two operations; 1st, the rotation …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Quadrantal — Quad*ran tal, a. [L. quadrantalis containing the fourth fourth part of a measure.] (Geom.) Of or pertaining to a quadrant; also, included in the fourth part of a circle; as, quadrantal space. [1913 Webster] {Quadrantal triangle}, a spherical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Quadrantal triangle — Quadrantal Quad*ran tal, a. [L. quadrantalis containing the fourth fourth part of a measure.] (Geom.) Of or pertaining to a quadrant; also, included in the fourth part of a circle; as, quadrantal space. [1913 Webster] {Quadrantal triangle}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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