Re: Correct usage of "quadrants"

Subject: Re: Correct usage of "quadrants"
From: Kris Olberg <KJOlberg -at- AOL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 1995 15:30:40 -0400

In a message dated 95-10-17 19:01:27 EDT, geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA (Geoff Hart)

> He insists the term is valid for
> referring to any number of regions. Any brave referees out
> there who can comment on this usage?

I feel for you on this one, Jeff. Sounds like no matter what you say you
won't convince the idiot that "quad" signifies four, not six or ten or 186. I
believe that our usage of "quad" is taken from the Latin "quadrans," which
means "quarter." But if this guy insists that 2+2 equals 5, try suggesting
another term such as "partition," "sector," "area," etc. Good luck.


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