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noun (used with a singular verb)
1. the branch of algebra that deals with quadratic equations.

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First recorded in 1675–85; see origin at quadratic, -ics

[kwo-drat-ik]
1. Algebra. involving the square and no higher power of the unknown quantity; of the second degree.
noun
1. a quadratic polynomial or equation.

## Origin of quadratic

First recorded in 1650–60; quadrate + -ic
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## Examples from the Web for quadratics

### Historical Examples

• #### I even showed her that problem in quadratics and told her I couldnt do it.

Marjorie Dean, High School Junior

Pauline Lester

• #### In connection with the sphere some easy work in quadratics may be introduced even if the class has had only a year in algebra.

The Teaching of Geometry

David Eugene Smith

• #### The rapidity with which he would fill the blackboard, in solving difficult problems in quadratics, was almost bewildering.

In the School-Room

John S. Hart

British Dictionary definitions for quadratics

noun
1. 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
1. of or relating to the second power
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