## Topic: MATHS

Date: | 1600-1700 |

Origin: | quadratic from quadrate 'square' (14-21 centuries), from Latin quadratus, past participle of quadrare 'to make square' |

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quad‧rat‧ic e‧qua‧tion [countable]

technicalHM an equation such ax²+by+c = z, which includes numbers or quantities multiplied by themselves