As nouns the difference between quadratic and breeder
is that quadratic
is a quadratic polynomial, function or equation while breeder
is a person who breeds plants or animals professionally.
As an adjective quadratic
* quadratick (obsolete)
(mathematics) of a polynomial, involving the second power (square) of a variable but no higher powers, as .
(mathematics) of an equation, of the form .
(mathematics) of a function, of the form .
(mathematics) A quadratic polynomial, function or equation.
* quadratic equation
* quadratic form
* quadratic mean
* quadratic reciprocity theorem
* quadratic residue
A person who breeds plants or animals professionally.
(gay slang, derogatory) A heterosexual; i.e. one whose sexual intercourse can lead to breeding.
A type of nuclear reactor that creates material suitable for the production of atomic weapons. (See Wikipedia's article on s.)
(slang, derogatory) a person who has had or who is capable of having children; a person who is focussed on the rearing of their own children.
* 1729 :
- Since the breeders started coming here, you can never tell who likes cock.
(cellular automata) A pattern that exhibits quadratic growth by generating multiple copies of a secondary pattern, each of which then generates multiple copies of a tertiary pattern.
- The number of souls in this kingdom being usually reckoned one million and a half, of these I calculate there may be about two hundred thousand couple whose wives are breeders'; from which number I subtract thirty thousand couples who are able to maintain their own children, although I apprehend there cannot be so many, under the present distresses of the kingdom; but this being granted, there will remain an hundred and seventy thousand ' breeders .
* breeder reactor