# Meaning of quadratic in English

## Noun

quadratic### Definitions

1. an equation in which the highest power of an unknown quantity is a square- 2. a polynomial of the second degree
## Qualitative Adjective

quadratic### Etymology

mid 17th century: from French quadratique or modern Latin quadraticus, from quadratus‘made square’, past participle of quadrare (see quadrate)### Definitions

1. of or relating to or resembling a square#### Examples

- « quadratic shapes »

- 2. of or relating to the second power
#### Examples

- « quadratic equation »