Meaning of QUADRATIC in English

QUADRATIC

[ kwɒ'dratɪk ]

■ adjective Mathematics involving the second and no higher power of an unknown quantity or variable.

Origin

C17: from Fr. quadratique or mod. L. ~us , from quadratus , quadrare (see quadrate ).

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