quintic [kwin-tik]Mathematics ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. of the fifth degree.


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

Origin of quintic 1850–55; Latin quīnt(us) fifth + -ic Examples from the Web for quintic Historical Examples of quintic

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

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7


  • British Dictionary definitions for quintic quintic adjective

    1. maths of or relating to the fifth degreea quintic equation
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