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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mathematics, any homogeneous quadratic function similar in form and in its property of invariance to the bezoutiant; an invariant of two quantics of order m and of an adjoint quantic of order m—1, when the coefficients of the latter are treated as the facients of the invariant, so that the latter is an m-ary quadric.

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