What does quadratic mean?

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kwɒˈdræt ɪkqua·drat·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quadratic equation, quadraticnoun

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

  2. quadratic, quadratic polynomialadjective

    a polynomial of the second degree

  3. quadraticadjective

    of or relating to or resembling a square

    "quadratic shapes"

  4. quadraticadjective

    of or relating to the second power

    "quadratic equation"


  1. quadraticnoun

    A quadratic polynomial, function or equation.

  2. quadraticadjective


  3. quadraticadjective

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

  4. quadraticadjective

    of an equation, of the form .

  5. quadraticadjective

    of a function, of the form .

  6. Etymology: Confer French.


  1. Quadratic

    In mathematics, the term quadratic describes something that pertains to squares, to the operation of squaring, to terms of the second degree, or equations or formulas that involve such terms. Quadratus is Latin for square.


  1. quadratic

    Quadratic refers to a mathematical concept related to the second degree. It is often used to describe a specific type of polynomial equation that has the form ax^2 + bx + c = 0, where a, b, and c are constants and 'a' is not equal to zero. The term 'quadratic' comes from the Latin word 'quadratum', meaning 'square', since the variable in a quadratic equation is squared. Quadratic can also refer to anything related to or characterized by a square or something that is two-dimensional.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quadraticadjective

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

  2. Quadraticadjective


  3. Quadraticadjective

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

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. quadratique.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quadratic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quadratic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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