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In mathematics, the term quadratic describes something that pertains to squares, to the operation of squaring, to terms of the second degree, or equations or formulas that involve such terms. Quadratus is Latin for square.


Algebra (elementary and abstract)
Statistics and stochastics
Number theory

Computer science[edit]

  • Quadratic probing, a scheme in computer programming for resolving collisions in hash tables.
  • Quadratic classifier, used in machine learning to separate measurements of two or more classes of objects
  • Quadratic time, in referring to algorithms with quadratic time complexity


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