quadratic etymology

English word quadratic comes from Latin quadratus (A square, quadrate.), French -ique ((used to form adjectives from nouns) -ic.)

Detailed word origin of quadratic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
quadratus Latin (lat) A square, quadrate.
-ique French (fra) (used to form adjectives from nouns) -ic.
quadratique French (fra) (mathematics) quadratic (of a class of polynomial of the form y = a.x^2 + b.x + c ).
quadratic English (eng) (mathematics) A quadratic polynomial, function or equation. (mathematics) of a function, of the form y = ax^2 + bx + c .. (mathematics) of a polynomial, involving the second power (square) of a variable but no higher powers, as ax^2 + bx + c.. (mathematics) of an equation, of the form ax^2 + bx + c = 0.. Square-shaped.

Words with the same origin as quadratic

Descendants of quadratus
Descendants of -ique
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