Quaquaversal

Quaquaversal

ˌkweɪkwəˈvɜrsəl

Adjective

  • Going off in all directions from the center.
  • (Astronomy) Dipping toward a center in all directions.

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Example Sentences

“Instead of painting in a straight line, try for quaquaversal coverage.” 

“The geological survey marked the quaquaversal ridge as the highest point within the state park.”

“I designed a quaquaversal pattern for the macrame wall hanging.”

Word Origin

Latin, late 17th century

Why this word?

This quirky adjective means spreading out in all directions from a center point. It’s primarily used today in geological contexts (a quaquaversal dome, for example), but it could also apply to a quaquaversal spill of milk, or a quaquaversal blast of music from the speakers at the center of the party.

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