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Math Definitions - Letter Q

Quadrant (graph)

Definition of Quadrant (graph)

Definition of Quadrant (graph)

The \(x\) and \(y\)-axes divide the plane up into four equal regions called quadrants.

We usually label them using the Roman Numerals, I,II,III and IV:

  • In quadrant I, both \(x\) and \(y\) are positive.
  • In quadrant II, \(x\) is negative and \(y\) is positive.
  • In quadrant III, both \(x\) and \(y\) are negative.
  • In quadrant IV, \(x\) is positive and \(y\) is negative.


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter Q

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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