### What does **quadratic** mean?

# Definitions for quadratic

kwɒˈdræt ɪkqua·drat·ic

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### Princeton's WordNet

quadratic equation, quadraticnoun

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

quadratic, quadratic polynomialadjective

a polynomial of the second degree

quadraticadjective

of or relating to or resembling a square

"quadratic shapes"

quadraticadjective

of or relating to the second power

"quadratic equation"

### Wiktionary

quadraticnoun

A quadratic polynomial, function or equation.

quadraticadjective

square-shaped

quadraticadjective

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

quadraticadjective

of an equation, of the form .

quadraticadjective

of a function, of the form .

**Etymology:**Confer French.

### Wikipedia

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.

### ChatGPT

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

Quadraticadjective

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

Quadraticadjective

tetragonal

Quadraticadjective

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

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

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### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of quadratic in Chaldean Numerology is:

**5**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of quadratic in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**4**

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- quadratischGerman
- τετραγωνικό, τετραγωνική, τετραγωνικόςGreek
- kvadrataEsperanto
- kvadraattinen, neliöllinenFinnish
- quadratiqueFrench
- ceàrnachScottish Gaelic
- quadratica, quadraticoItalian
- 二次Japanese
- quadrataeLatin
- kwadratischDutch
- kvadratiskNorwegian
- квадра́тныйRussian
- andragrads, andragradspolynom, kvadratiskSwedish
- چراغUrdu
- phương trình bậc haiVietnamese

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