Quaternion

Definition of Quaternion

Qua`ter´ni`on
n.1.The number four.
2.A set of four parts, things, or person; four things taken collectively; a group of four words, phrases, circumstances, facts, or the like.
Delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers.
- Acts xii. 4.
Ye elements, the eldest birth
Of Nature's womb, that in quaternion run.
- Milton.
The triads and quaternions with which he loaded his sentences.
- Sir W. Scott.
3.A word of four syllables; a quadrisyllable.
4.(Math.) The quotient of two vectors, or of two directed right lines in space, considered as depending on four geometrical elements, and as expressible by an algebraic symbol of quadrinomial form.
v. t.1.To divide into quaternions, files, or companies.

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4, digit, figure, four, foursome, IV, Little Joe, quadruplet, quartet, quatern, quaternary, quaternity, tetrad
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