# quaterfoermig

## English translation: quadrangular form

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 German term or phrase: quaderfoermig English translation: quadrangular form Entered by:

 08:42 Nov 15, 2001
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 German term or phrase: quaterfoermig I don't think it is a spelling mistake. The context suggests it could mean 'square'. Can anyone shed some light on this? Chris
 Local time: 12:22
 quadrangular form Explanation:It must be a spelling mistake, actually it is "quaderförmig". Quader = quadrangular prism square = Quadrat A square is a figure with four sides which have exactly the same lenght. A "Quader" consists of six four-sided figures. quadratic = quadratisch So, you probably could say something like "... is of quadrangular form". Maybe you can use "quadrangle form", too. The search with google was successful with both terms. It just depends on the context. HTH, Michaela
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Michaela Müller
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Local time: 21:22
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5shape of a squarexxxZareah
 Michaela Müller

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30 mins   confidence:

Explanation:
Nothing on quater/quaterförmig. Wonder if it should have been quaderförmig?

I know Quader mostly as a stone (sandstone), it's sort of square or rectangular, quite large, rough-hewn.
Since you say the context suggests that "square" might fit, maybe that's what's meant.

Here's Ernst's take on Quader:

Ernst Englisch-Deutsch : quader [sandstone] / Quadersandstein m
Ernst Deutsch-Englisch : Quader m, Quaderstein m (Stein) / broad stone, hewn o. cut stone, ashlar, ashler

And in mathematics:
Quader m, Parallelepipedon n (Math) / right parallelepiped, cuboid

HTH!

 Ulrike LiederLocal time: 12:22Native speaker of: GermanPRO pts in pair: 3525
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31 mins   confidence:
shape of a square

Explanation:
yes it means it's in the shape of a square; the correct spelling is "quaderförmig"

hope I could help :)

 xxxZareahUnited StatesNative speaker of: GermanPRO pts in pair: 6
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33 mins   confidence:

Explanation:
It must be a spelling mistake, actually it is "quaderförmig".

A square is a figure with four sides which have exactly the same lenght.

A "Quader" consists of six four-sided figures.

So, you probably could say something like "... is of quadrangular form".
Maybe you can use "quadrangle form", too.
The search with google was successful with both terms.

It just depends on the context.

HTH,
Michaela

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