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quintic

[ kwin-tik ]

adjective

  1. of the fifth degree.


noun

  1. a quantity of the fifth degree.
  2. an equation of the fifth degree.

quintic

/ ˈkwɪntɪk /

adjective

  1. maths of or relating to the fifth degree

    a quintic equation



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Word History and Origins

Origin of quintic1

1850–55; < Latin quīnt ( us ) fifth + -ic
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Example Sentences

These last theorems present themselves in the demonstration of the non-existence of a solution of a quintic equation by radicals.

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