# quadratic equation

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## quadratic equation

*n.*

An equation that employs the variable

*x*having the general form*ax*0, where^{2}+ bx + c =*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

*ax*^{2}+*bx*+*c*= 0, where*x*is the variable and*a, b,*and*c*are constants (*a*≠ 0).[1680–90]

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Noun | 1. | quadratic equation - an equation in which the highest power of an unknown quantity is a squareequation - a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal |

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