quadratics
[ kwodratiks ]
/ kwɒˈdræt ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of algebra that deals with quadratic equations.
Nearby words
 quadratic,
 quadratic equation,
 quadratic form,
 quadratic formula,
 quadratic residue,
 quadrature,
 quadrature of the circle,
 quadratus,
 quadrel,
 quadrella
Origin of quadratics
quadratic
[ kwodratik ]
/ kwɒˈdræt ɪk /
adjective
noun
a quadratic polynomial or equation.
Origin of quadratic
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quadratic
/ (kwɒˈdrætɪk) maths /
noun
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
adjective
of or relating to the second power
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quadratic
1650s, "square," with ic + obsolete quadrate "a square; a group of four things" (late 14c.), from Latin quadratum, noun use of neuter adjective quadratus "square, squared," past participle of quadrare "to square, set in order, complete" (see quadrant). Quadratic equations (1660s) so called because they involve the square of x.
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quadratic
[ kwŏdrăt′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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