Technology Dictionary -> quad


1. Two bits; synonym for quarter, crumb, tayste.

2. A four-pack of anything (compare hex).

3. The rectangle or box glyph used in the APL language for various arcane purposes mostly related to I/O.

Former Ivy-Leaguers and Oxford types are said to associate it with nostalgic memories of dear old University (short for "quadrangle").

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