Words starting with q

Words and definitions

Meaning of Quadratojugal

Quadratojugal means: The quadratojugal bone.

Meaning of Quadratrix

Quadratrix means: A curve made use of in the quadrature of other curves; as the quadratrix, of Dinostratus, or of Tschirnhausen.

Meaning of Quadrature

Quadrature means: 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.

Meaning of Quadrature

Quadrature means: A quadrate; a square.

Meaning of Quadrature

Quadrature means: 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.

Meaning of Quadrature

Quadrature means: 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.

Meaning of Quadrel

Quadrel means: A square piece of turf or peat.

Meaning of Quadrel

Quadrel means: A square brick, tile, or the like.

Meaning of Quadrennial

Quadrennial means: Comprising four years; as, a quadrennial period.

Meaning of Quadrennial

Quadrennial means: Occurring once in four years, or at the end of every four years; as, quadrennial games.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zoster

Zoster means: Shingles.

Meaning of Zoroastrism

Zoroastrism means: Same as Zoroastrianism.

Meaning of Zoroastrianism

Zoroastrianism means: The religious system of Zoroaster, the legislator and prophet of the ancient Persians, which was the national faith of Persia; mazdeism. The system presupposes a good spirit (Ormuzd) and an opposing evil spirit (Ahriman). Cf. Fire worship, under Fire, and Parsee.

Meaning of Zoroastrian

Zoroastrian means: A follower of Zoroaster; one who accepts Zoroastrianism.

Meaning of Zoroastrian

Zoroastrian means: Of or pertaining to Zoroaster, or his religious system.

Meaning of Zorilla

Zorilla means: Either one of two species of small African carnivores of the genus Ictonyx allied to the weasels and skunks.

Meaning of Zoril

Zoril means: Same as Zorilla.

Meaning of Zopilote

Zopilote means: The urubu, or American black vulture.

Meaning of Zope

Zope means: A European fresh-water bream (Abramis ballerus).

Meaning of Zoozoo

Zoozoo means: The wood pigeon.

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