[adj] - of or relating to or resembling a square 2. [adj] - of or relating to the second power 3. [n] - a polynomial of the second degree

Quad·rat'ic adjective [ Confer French quadratique .] 1. Of or pertaining to a square, or to squares; resembling a quadrate, or square; square. 2. (Crystallog.) Tetragonal. 3. (Alg.) Pertaining to terms of the second degree; as, a quadratic equation
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1. Of or pertaining to a square, or to squares; resembling a quadrate, or square; square. ... 2. <chemistry> Tetragonal. ... 3. <mathematics> Pertaining to terms of the second degree; as, a quadratic equation, in which the highest power of the unknown quantity is a square. ... Origin: Cf. F. Quadratique. ... Source: Websters Dictionary

quadratic polynomial noun a polynomial of the second degree

• (a.) Tetragonal. • (a.) Pertaining to terms of the second degree; as, a quadratic equation, in which the highest power of the unknown quantity is a square. • (a.) Of or pertaining to a square, or to squares; resembling a quadrate, or square; square.

[collection] Quadratic is a collection of four science fiction works by Olaf Stapledon and Murray Leinster. It was edited by William L. Crawford and published in 1953 by Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc. in an edition of 300 copies. The book is an omnibus of Stapledon`s Worlds of Wonder and Leinster`s Murder Madness, created by combining unb

An expression or an equation that contains the variable squared, but not raised to any higher power. For instance a quadratic equation in x contains x2 but not x3. Similarly a quadratic expression, or a quadratic form, contains its variable(s) squared bu...