Quadrature (a.) : The act of squaring; the finding of a square having the
same area as some given curvilinear figure; as, the quadrature of a
circle; the operation of finding an expression for the area of a figure
bounded wholly or in part by a curved line, as by a curve, two
ordinates, and the axis of abscissas.
Quadrature (a.) : A quadrate; a square.
Quadrature (a.) : The integral used in obtaining the area bounded by a curve; hence, the definite integral of the product of any function of one variable into the differential of that variable.
Quadrature (a.) : The position of one heavenly body in respect to another when distant from it 90¡, or a quarter of a circle, as the moon when at an equal distance from the points of conjunction and opposition.