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QUADRATIC

 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 


QUADRATIC (noun)


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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)


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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)


QUADRATIC (adjective)


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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 2quadratic [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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