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quadric

[kwod-rik] /ˈkwɒd rɪk/
adjective
1.
of the second degree (said especially of functions with more than two variables).
noun
2.
a quadric function.
3.
a surface such as an ellipsoid or paraboloid as defined by a second-degree equation in three real variables.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; quadr- + -ic
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Examples from the web for quadric
  • The lidar data was filtered, as necessary, using a quadric error metric to remove redundant points.
  • Surfaces, defined by quadric equations are used for a three-dimensional description of the physical configuration.
British Dictionary definitions for quadric

quadric

/ˈkwɒdrɪk/
adjective
1.
having or characterized by an equation of the second degree, usually in two or three variables
2.
of the second degree
noun
3.
a quadric curve, surface, or function
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