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Of, relating to, or containing quantities of the second degree.
(Mathematics) Also called: quadratic equation an equation containing one or more terms in which the variable is raised to the power of two, but no terms in which it is raised to a higher power
(Mathematics) Also: quadratical of or relating to the second power
1. Algebra. involving the square and no higher power of the unknown quantity; of the second degree.n.
2. a quadratic polynomial or equation.
Relating to a mathematical expression containing a term of the second degree, such as x2 + 2. ♦ A quadratic equation is an equation having the general form ax2 + bx + c = 0, where a, b, and c are constants. ♦ The quadratic formula is x = [-b ± √(b2 - 4ac)]/2a It is important in algebra, where it is used to calculate the roots of quadratic equations.
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|Noun||1.||quadratic - an equation in which the highest power of an unknown quantity is a square|
equation - a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal
|2.||quadratic - a polynomial of the second degree|
|Adj.||1.||quadratic - of or relating to or resembling a square; "quadratic shapes"|
|2.||quadratic - of or relating to the second power; "quadratic equation"|