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Meaning of BIQUADRATIC

Pronunciation:  `bIkwâ'dratik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a polynomial of the fourth degree
  2. [n]  and equation of the fourth degree
  3. [n]  an algebraic equation of the fourth degree
  4. [adj]  of or relating to the fourth power
 

BIQUADRATIC is a 11 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: biquadrate, biquadratic equation, biquadratic polynomial, fourth power, quartic, quartic polynomial
 
 See Also: equation, number, polynomial

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bi`quad*rat"ic\, a. [Pref. bi- + quadratic: cf. F.
    biquadratique.] (Math.)
    Of or pertaining to the biquadrate, or fourth power.
    
    {Biquadratic equation} (Alg.), an equation of the fourth
       degree, or an equation in some term of which the unknown
       quantity is raised to the fourth power.
    
    {Biquadratic root of a number}, the square root of the square
       root of that number. Thus the square root of 81 is 9, and
       the square root of 9 is 3, which is the biquadratic root
       of 81. Hutton.
    
    
  2. \Bi`quad*rat"ic\, n. (Math.)
    (a) A biquadrate.
    (b) A biquadratic equation.
    
    
 

 

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