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quadratrix

QUAD'RATRIX, n.

1. A square or squared figure.

2. In geometry, a mechanical line by means of which we can find right lines equal to the circumference of circles or other curves and their several parts.



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QUAD'RATRIX, n.

1. A square or squared figure.

2. In geometry, a mechanical line by means of which we can find right lines equal to the circumference of circles or other curves and their several parts.

QUAD'RA-TRIX, n.

  1. A square or squared figure. – Bailey.
  2. In geometry, a mechanical line by means of which we can find right lines equal to the circumference of circles or other curves and their several parts. – Encyc.

Quad*ra"trix
  1. A curve made use of in the quadrature of other curves; as the quadratrix, of Dinostratus, or of Tschirnhausen.
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Quadratrix

QUAD'RATRIX, noun

1. A square or squared figure.

2. In geometry, a mechanical line by means of which we can find right lines equal to the circumference of circles or other curves and their several parts.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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story

STORY, n. [L., Gr.]

1. A verbal narration or recital of a series of facts or incidents. WE observe in children a strong passion for hearing stories.

2. A written narrative of a series of facts or events. There is probably on record no story more interesting than that of Joseph in Genesis.

3. History; a written narrative or account of past transactions, whether relating to nations or individuals.

The four great monarchies make the subject of ancient story.

4. Petty tale; relation of a single incident or of trifling incidents.

5. A trifling tale; a fiction; a fable; as the story of a fairy. In popular usage, story is sometimes a softer term for a lie.

6. A loft; a floor; or a set of rooms on the same floor or level. A story comprehends the distance from one floor to another; as a story of nine or ten feet elevation. Hence each floor terminating the space is called a story; as a house of one story, of two stories, of five stories. The farm houses in New England have usually two stories; the houses in Paris have usually five stories; a few have more; those in London four. But in the United States the floor next the ground is the first story; in France and England, the first floor or story, is the second from the ground.

STORY, v.t.

1. To tell in historical relation; to narrate.

How worthy he is, I will leave to appear hereafter, rather than story him in his own hearing.

It is storied of the brazen colossus in Rhodes, that it was seventy cubits high.

[This verb is chiefly used in the passive participle.]

2. To range one under another. [Little used.]

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