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quad·rat·ics

 (kwŏ-drăt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of algebra that deals with quadratic equations.

quad•rat•ics

(kwɒˈdræt ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the branch of algebra that deals with quadratic equations.
[1675–85]

quadratics

the branch of algebra that deals with equations containing variables of the second power, i.e. squared, but no higher.
See also: Mathematics
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Noun1.quadratics - a branch of algebra dealing with quadratic equations
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
algebra - the mathematics of generalized arithmetical operations
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