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  1. of or relating to the fourth degree.
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  1. Also called biquadratic. a quartic polynomial or equation.
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Origin of quartic

1855–60; < Latin quart(us) fourth + -ic
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Examples from the Web for quartic

Historical Examples of quartic

  • A curve of the third order is called a cubic; one of the fourth order a quartic; and so on.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8


  • We may further consider the inflections and double tangents, as well in general as in regard to cubic and quartic curves.

British Dictionary definitions for quartic


adjective, noun
  1. another word for biquadratic
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Word Origin for quartic

C19: from Latin quartus fourth
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