quadratic
quad·rat·ic- Rare square
- Algebra involving a quantity or quantities that are squared but not raised to a higher power
Origin of quadratic
quadrate + -icAlgebra a quadratic term, expression, or equation
quadratic
adjective
MathematicsOf, relating to, or containing quantities of the second degree.
Origin of quadratic
From quadrateRelated Forms:
- quad·rat′ic
noun
- quad·rat′i·cal·ly
adverb
quadratic
Adjective
(not comparable)
- square-shaped
- (mathematics) of a polynomial, involving the second power (square) of a variable but no higher powers, as .
- (mathematics) of an equation, of the form .
- (mathematics) of a function, of the form .
Noun
(plural quadratics)
- (mathematics) A quadratic polynomial, function or equation.
Origin
Confer French quadratique.