quadratic equation

  1. an equation containing a single variable of degree 2. Its general form is ax2 + bx + c = 0, where x is the variable and a, b, and c are constants (a ≠ 0).

Origin of quadratic equation

First recorded in 1680–90

Words Nearby quadratic equation

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How to use quadratic equation in a sentence

  • All I ask is to live simply and sensibly, but instead of that my existence is transformed into a quadratic equation.

    Mr. Prohack | E. Arnold Bennett