 quadratic

—quadratically, adv./kwo drat"ik/, adj.1. square.2. Algebra. involving the square and no higher power of the unknown quantity; of the second degree.n.3. a quadratic polynomial or equation.[165060; QUADRATE + IC]
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Quadratic — Quad*rat ic, a. [Cf. F. quadratique.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to a square, or to squares; resembling a quadrate, or square; square. [1913 Webster] 2. (Crystallog.) Tetragonal. [1913 Webster] 3. (Alg.) Pertaining to terms of the second… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
quadratic — (adj.) 1650s, square, from quadrate (late 14c.), from L. quadratus square, pp. of quadrare to square, related to quattuor four (see FOUR (Cf. four)). Quadratic equations (1660s) so called because they involve the square of x … Etymology dictionary
quadratic — [kwä drat′ik] adj. [ QUADRATE + IC] 1. Rare square 2. Algebra involving a quantity or quantities that are squared but none that are raised to a higher power n. Algebra a quadratic term, expression, or equation quadratically adv … English World dictionary
quadratic — ► ADJECTIVE Mathematics ▪ involving the second and no higher power of an unknown quantity or variable … English terms dictionary
Quadratic — In mathematics, the term quadratic describes something that pertains to squares, to the operation of squaring, to terms of the second degree, or equations or formulas that involve such terms. Quadratus is Latin for square . Mathematics Algebra… … Wikipedia
quadratic — 1. adjective a) square shaped b) of a polynomial, involving the second power (square) of a variable but no higher powers, as . 2. noun A quadratic polynomial, function or equation. See Also: quadrate, quadratic equation, quadratic fo … Wiktionary
quadratic — adjective Date: 1668 involving terms of the second degree at most < quadratic function > < quadratic equations > • quadratic noun • quadratically adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
quadratic — /kwɒdˈrætɪk / (say kwod ratik) adjective 1. square. 2. Algebra involving the square and no higher power of the unknown quantity; the second degree: a quadratic equation. –noun 3. Algebra a quadratic polynomial or equation. {from quadrate + ic} … Australian English dictionary
quadratic — adj. & n. Math. adj. 1 involving the second and no higher power of an unknown quantity or variable (quadratic equation). 2 square. n. 1 a quadratic equation. 2 (in pl.) the branch of algebra dealing with these. Etymology: F quadratique or mod.L… … Useful english dictionary
quadratic — adj. Quadratic is used with these nouns: ↑equation … Collocations dictionary