quadratic equation

noun

Definition of quadratic equation

: any equation containing one term in which the unknown is squared and no term in which it is raised to a higher power solve for x in the quadratic equation x2 + 4x + 4 = 0

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The circle is a quadratic equation, also known as a degree-two equation. Quanta Magazine, "Without a Proof, Mathematicians Wonder How Much Evidence Is Enough," 31 Oct. 2018 The teenager next door named Lisa, played by Justin, has come to get help with the quadratic equation. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, "R29 Binge Club: Glow Season 2, Episodes 1-10," 29 June 2018 The key is to fit a quadratic equation to the data. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "This Crazy Slide Is Either Evil or Funny," 17 June 2018 The mere fact that a quadratic equation makes a reasonable fit means that the human is accelerating the whole time. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "This Crazy Slide Is Either Evil or Funny," 17 June 2018

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First Known Use of quadratic equation

1647, in the meaning defined above

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quadratic equation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of quadratic equation

mathematics : an equation in which the highest unknown variable is multiplied by itself only once

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