- of or relating to the fourth degree.
- Also called biquadratic. a quartic polynomial or equation.
Origin of quartic
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A curve of the third order is called a cubic; one of the fourth order a quartic; and so on.
We may further consider the inflections and double tangents, as well in general as in regard to cubic and quartic curves.
- another word for biquadratic
C19: from Latin quartus fourth
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