Definitions for quadratickwɒˈdræt ɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Algebra. involving the square and no higher power of the unknown quantity; of the second degree.
(n.)a quadratic polynomial or equation.
Origin of quadratic:
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
of or relating to or resembling a square
of or relating to the second power
A quadratic polynomial, function or equation.
of a polynomial, involving the second power (square) of a variable but no higher powers, as .
of an equation, of the form .
of a function, of the form .
Origin: Confer French .
of or pertaining to a square, or to squares; resembling a quadrate, or square; square
pertaining to terms of the second degree; as, a quadratic equation, in which the highest power of the unknown quantity is a square