# quadratic

*quadratic*on Thesaurus.com

a quadratic polynomial or equation.

## Origin of quadratic

^{1}

## Other words from quadratic

- quad·rat·i·cal·ly, adverb

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## How to use quadratic in a sentence

Stone tablets carved more than 3,000 years ago show that ancient Babylonian mathematicians used a formula to solve polynomials of second degree — a cuneiform forebear of the same

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## British Dictionary definitions for quadratic

/ (kwɒˈdrætɪk) maths /

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

of or relating to the second power

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## Scientific definitions for quadratic

[ kwŏ-drăt′ĭk ]

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 used in algebra to calculate the roots of quadratic equations.

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