Quadratic meaning

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Of, relating to, or containing quantities of the second degree.
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(rare) Square.
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(algebra) Involving a quantity or quantities that are squared but not raised to a higher power.
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(algebra) A quadratic term, expression, or equation.
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Relating to a mathematical expression containing a term of the second degree, such as x2 + 2. &diamf3; A quadratic equation is an equation having the general form ax2 + bx + c = 0, where a, b, and c are constants. &diamf3; The quadratic formula is x = − b ± √( b2 − 4 ac )/2 a. It is used in algebra to calculate the roots of quadratic equations.
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Square-shaped.
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(mathematics) Of a polynomial, involving the second power (square) of a variable but no higher powers, as .
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(mathematics) Of an equation, of the form .
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(mathematics) Of a function, of the form .
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(mathematics) A quadratic polynomial, function or equation.
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Origin of quadratic

  • From quadrate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Confer French quadratique.

    From Wiktionary