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quadratic equation

n.
An equation that employs the variable x having the general form ax2 + bx + c = 0, where a, b, and c are constants and a does not equal zero; that is, the variable is squared but raised to no higher power.

quadrat′ic equa′tion


n.
an equation containing a single variable of degree 2. Its general form is ax2 + bx + c= 0, where x is the variable and a, b, and c are constants (a≠ 0).
[1680–90]
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