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Of or relating to geometric surfaces that are defined by quadratic equations.


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1. (Mathematics) having or characterized by an equation of the second degree, usually in two or three variables
2. (Mathematics) of the second degree
(Mathematics) a quadric curve, surface, or function


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adj. n.
2. a surface such as an ellipsoid or paraboloid as defined by a second-degree equation in three real variables.
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Noun1.quadric - a curve or surface whose equation (in Cartesian coordinates) is of the second degree
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
hyperboloid - a quadric surface generated by rotating a hyperbola around its main axis
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