quadratic

adjective
qua·​drat·​ic | \kwä-ˈdra-tik \

Definition of quadratic 

: involving terms of the second degree at most quadratic function quadratic equations

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Other Words from quadratic

quadratic noun
quadratically \kwä-​ˈdra-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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One neat way to fix this problem, suggests Numberphile, is to redesign speedometers to show the quadratic increase in energy that results from linear increases in speed. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Math Shows Why Speeding Is So Dangerous," 17 Jan. 2018 In math class, McNatt quickly worked through quadratic equations on her laptop. Maria Danilova, The Seattle Times, "Learning software in classrooms earns praise, causes debate," 28 Aug. 2017 In math class, McNatt quickly worked through quadratic equations on her laptop. Maria Danilova, Detroit Free Press, "Can computers enhance the work of teachers?," 28 Aug. 2017 In math class, McNatt quickly worked through quadratic equations on her laptop. Washington Post, "Can computers enhance the work of teachers? The debate is on," 28 Aug. 2017 Current admissions requirements call for only three years of math, but CSU faculty and leaders want to make sure new students keep their skills and avoid forgetting about quadratic equations and the like before attending college. Camille Hovsepian, The Mercury News, "Cal State University leaders eye requiring four years of high school math for admission," 5 June 2017 Example: In fifth grade, Leilani was able to derive the quadratic formula. Karen Pearlman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "High school graduate is one for the books," 29 May 2017 In fifth grade, Leilani was able to derive the quadratic formula. Karen Pearlman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "High school graduate is one for the books," 29 May 2017 Here is the y-position of that water as a function of time with a quadratic fit. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "Underwater explosion analysis," 23 Aug. 2009

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First Known Use of quadratic

1668, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of quadratic was in 1668

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