Quadratic vs Breeder - What's the difference?

quadratic | breeder |

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

is square-shaped.



Alternative forms

* quadratick (obsolete)


  • square-shaped
  • (mathematics) of a polynomial, involving the second power (square) of a variable but no higher powers, as ax^2 + bx + c.
  • (mathematics) of an equation, of the form ax^2 + bx + c = 0.
  • (mathematics) of a function, of the form y = ax^2 + bx + c .
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (mathematics) A quadratic polynomial, function or equation.
  • See also

    * cubic * linear * quartic * quintic



    (en noun)
  • A person who breeds plants or animals professionally.
  • (gay slang, derogatory) A heterosexual; i.e. one whose sexual intercourse can lead to breeding.
  • Since the breeders started coming here, you can never tell who likes cock.
  • 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 :
  • 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 .
  • (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.
  • Derived terms

    * stockbreeder