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**Dictionary entry overview: What does quadratic mean?**

• **QUADRATIC** (noun)

The noun **QUADRATIC** has 2 senses:

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

**2.** a polynomial of the second degree

*Familiarity information: QUADRATIC used as a noun is rare.*

• **QUADRATIC** (adjective)

The adjective **QUADRATIC** has 2 senses:

**1.** of or relating to or resembling a square

**2.** of or relating to the second power

*Familiarity information: QUADRATIC used as an adjective is rare.*

**Dictionary entry details**

Sense 1 | quadratic ^{[BACK TO TOP]} |

**Meaning:**

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

**Classified under:**

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

**Synonyms:**

quadratic; quadratic equation

**Hypernyms ("quadratic" is a kind of...):**

equation (a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal)

Sense 2 | quadratic ^{[BACK TO TOP]} |

**Meaning:**

A polynomial of the second degree

**Classified under:**

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

**Synonyms:**

quadratic polynomial; quadratic

**Hypernyms ("quadratic" is a kind of...):**

multinomial; polynomial (a mathematical function that is the sum of a number of terms)

Sense 1 | quadratic ^{[BACK TO TOP]} |

**Meaning:**

Of or relating to or resembling a square

**Classified under:**

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

**Context example:**

quadratic shapes

**Pertainym:**

square ((geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon)

Sense 2 | quadratic ^{[BACK TO TOP]} |

**Meaning:**

Of or relating to the second power

**Classified under:**

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

**Context example:**

quadratic equation

**Pertainym:**

square (the product of two equal terms)

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