# Definitions for **quadratic**kwɒˈdræt ɪk

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### Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quad•rat•ickwɒˈdræt ɪk(adj.)

Algebra. involving the square and no higher power of the unknown quantity; of the second degree.

**Category:**Math(n.)a quadratic polynomial or equation.

**Category:**Math

#### Origin of **quadratic**:

1650–60

quad•rat′i•cal•ly(adv.)

### Princeton's WordNet

quadratic equation, quadratic(noun)

an equation in which the highest power of an unknown quantity is a square

quadratic, quadratic polynomial(adj)

a polynomial of the second degree

quadratic(adj)

of or relating to or resembling a square

"quadratic shapes"

quadratic(adj)

of or relating to the second power

"quadratic equation"

### Wiktionary

quadratic(Noun)

A quadratic polynomial, function or equation.

quadratic(Adjective)

square-shaped

quadratic(Adjective)

of a polynomial, involving the second power (square) of a variable but no higher powers, as .

quadratic(Adjective)

of an equation, of the form .

quadratic(Adjective)

of a function, of the form .

**Origin:** Confer French .

### Webster Dictionary

Quadratic(adj)

of or pertaining to a square, or to squares; resembling a quadrate, or square; square

Quadratic(adj)

tetragonal

Quadratic(adj)

pertaining to terms of the second degree; as, a quadratic equation, in which the highest power of the unknown quantity is a square

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