# Quadratics

[kwo-drat-iks] /kwɒˈdræt ɪks/

**noun**, (used with a singular **verb**)

1.

the branch of algebra that deals with equations.

[kwo-drat-ik] /kwɒˈdræt ɪk/

**adjective**

1.

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2.

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

**noun**

3.

a quadratic polynomial or equation.

/kwɒˈdrætɪk/

**noun**

1.

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**

2.

of or relating to the second power

**adj.**

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.

quadratic

(kwŏ-drāt’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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