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quadratic equationnoun [C]

uk   /kwɒdˌræt.ɪk.ɪˈkweɪ.ʒən/  us   /-ˌræt̬-/
an ​equation that ​includes an ​unknownvalue that is ​multiplied by itself only ​once, and does not ​include an ​unknownvaluemultiplied by itself more than ​once: In the quadratic ​equation, 2y2+3y=14, y=2 or y=-3½.
(Definition of quadratic equation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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quadratic equationnoun [C]

 /kwɑˈdræt̬·ɪk ɪˈkweɪ·ʒən/
algebra an equation (= ​mathematicalstatement) that ​includes an ​unknownvaluemultiplied by itself only ​once, and does not ​include an ​unknownvaluemultiplied by itself more than ​once; an equation that can be ​expressed as ax²+bx+c=0, when a does not ​equal zero
(Definition of quadratic equation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “quadratic equation”
in Spanish ecuación cuadrática…
in Vietnamese phương trình bậc hai…
in Malaysian persamaan kuadratik…
in Thai สมการกำลังสอง…
in Chinese (Simplified) 二次方程式…
in Indonesian persamaan kuadrat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 二次方程式…
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