quadric

Definitions:

  • Of or relating to geometric surfaces that are defined by quadratic equations.
  • In <em>algebra</em>, a homogeneous expression of the second degree in the variables.
  • In <em>algebra</em> and <em>geometry</em>, of the second degree; quadratic.
  • Of or pertaining to the second degree.
  • A quantic of the second degree. See <xref urlencoded="quantic">quantic</xref>.
  • A surface whose equation in three variables is of the second degree. Spheres, spheroids, ellipsoids, paraboloids, hyperboloids, also cones and cylinders with circular bases, are quadrics.
  • A <xref>surface</xref> whose shape is defined in terms of a <xref>quadratic equation</xref>
  • a curve or surface whose equation (in Cartesian coordinates) is of the second degree
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