sextic

[ sek-stik ]
/ ˈsɛk stɪk /
Mathematics

adjective

of the sixth degree.

noun

a quantity of the sixth degree.
an equation of the sixth degree.

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Origin of sextic

1850–55; < Latin sext(us) sixth + -ic
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