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biquadratic


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Biquadratic  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Biquadratic  \Bi`quad*rat"ic\,  n.  (Math.) 
  a  A  biquadrate. 
  b  A  biquadratic  equation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  biquadratic 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  the  fourth  power 
  n  1:  an  algebraic  equation  of  the  fourth  degree  [syn:  {biquadrate}, 
  {quartic},  {fourth  power}] 
  2:  and  equation  of  the  fourth  degree  [syn:  {biquadratic 
  equation}] 
  3:  a  polynomial  of  the  fourth  degree  [syn:  {biquadratic 
  polynomial},  {quartic  polynomial}] 




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