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Quad(2)

noun; clipping Clipping of "Quadrangle"
A large grassy field in the shape of a quadrangle at a school or University.
 
Quadrangle originally meant a shape with four sides and four angle, and “quad” shows metonymy by being used to represent a field that is in the shape of a quadrangle.
Etymology : ​Quadrangle is partially borrowed from the French “quadrangle” and partially borrowed from the Latin “quadrangulum​”​ meaning “having four angles.” Quadrangle is formed from the Latin root “quad” meaning “four” and the Latin root “angulum” meaning “angle.”
Source : Friend: Let’s go play frisbee on the quad. (Conversation with friend, 9/9/2019)
Last modified: 13 December 2019


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