quinary

[ kwahy-nuh-ree ]
/ ˈkwaɪ nə ri /

adjective

pertaining to or consisting of five.
arranged in fives.
of, relating to, or noting a numerical system based on the number 5.

noun, plural qui·na·ries.

a number in a quinary system.

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Origin of quinary

1595–1605; <Latin quīnārius, equivalent to quīn(ī) five each + -ārius-ary
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British Dictionary definitions for quinary

quinary
/ (ˈkwaɪnərɪ) /

adjective

consisting of fives or by fives
fifth in a series
(of a number system) having a base of five

noun plural -ries

a set of five

Word Origin for quinary

C17: from Latin quīnārius containing five, from quīnī five each
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