quinary

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin quīnārius (containing five each), from quīnī (five each”, “five at a time) + -ārius (whence the English suffix -ary); compare the French quinaire, the Italian quinario, and the Portuguese quinário.

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quinary (not comparable)

  1. Of fifth rank or order.
  2. Consisting of five things; arranged in fives
  3. (mathematics) To the base of five; represented by the numerals 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4.

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