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Quadratic Function:  A function of degree 2 which has a graph that "turns around" once, resembling an umbrella-like curve that faces either rightside up or upside down. This graph is called a parabola.
 Quadratic: A relationship that relates to squaring or second degree equations. Or, an equation with one term that contains a squared variable. Equation: A mathematical sentence that contains an equals sign. Degree of a Polynomial: The largest exponent of x which appears in the polynomial Solution: A number (or ordered pair of numbers, or set of numbers) that produces a true statement when substituted for the variable(s) in an equation or inequality. Minimum: The lowest point on a graph. The smallest number in a data set. Maximum: The highest point on a graph. The biggest number in a data set. Parabola: The graph of a quadratic or second-degree equation. Quadratic Equation: An equation of degree 2, which has at most two solutions.