1. the act of squaring.
2. Mathematics. the act or process of finding a square equal in area to a given surface, especially a surface bounded by a curve. the act or process of finding an area or calculating an integral, especially by numerical methods. a definite integral.
3. Astronomy. the situation of two heavenly bodies when their longitudes differ by 90°. either of the two points in the orbit of a body, as the moon, midway between the syzygies. (of the moon) those points or moments
"components can be quadrature."
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