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#### In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people. - Preface

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QUADRAT'IC, a. Square; denoting a square or pertaining to it.

Quadratic equation, in algebra, an equation in which the unknown quantity is of two dimensions, or raised to the second power; or one in which the highest power of the unknown quantity is a square.

## Evolution (or devolution) of this word [quadratic]

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QUADRAT'IC, a. Square; denoting a square or pertaining to it.

Quadratic equation, in algebra, an equation in which the unknown quantity is of two dimensions, or raised to the second power; or one in which the highest power of the unknown quantity is a square.

Square; denoting a square or pertaining to it. Quadratic equation, in algebra, an equation in which the unknown quantity is of two dimensions or raised to the second power; or one in which the highest power of the unknown quantity is a square. – Encyc. Bailey.

1. Of or pertaining to a square, or to squares; resembling a quadrate, or square; square.
2. Tetragonal.
3. Pertaining to terms of the second degree; as, a quadratic equation, in which the highest power of the unknown quantity is a square.
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Quadratic equation, in algebra, an equation in which the unknown quantity is of two dimensions, or raised to the second power; or one in which the highest power of the unknown quantity is a square.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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KI'BED, a. Chapped; cracked with cold; affected with chilblains; as kibed heels.

### Noah's 1828 Dictionary

First dictionary of the American Language!

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