Definition of quadratrix in English:

quadratrix

noun

Mathematics
  • A curve whose ordinate represents the area under another curve; specifically that attributed to Hippias (5th cent. b.c.) in his attempt to trisect an angle, having the formula y = x cotπx/2a (in polar coordinates r = 2aθ/π sin θ).

Origin

Mid 17th century. From post-classical Latin quadratrix from classical Latin quadrāt-, past participial stem of quadrāre + -trīx.

Pronunciation

quadratrix

/kwɒˈdreɪtrɪks/