## 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

*Mathematics*

Of, relating to, or containing quantities of the second degree.

Origin of quadratic

From**quadrate**.

*Related 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*.