# zenzizenzic

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## English[edit]

### Etymology[edit]

Coined by Robert Recorde (as **zenzizenzike**) in his 1557 mathematics book *The Whetstone of Witte*, from the root word *zenzic*.^{[1]}

### Noun[edit]

**zenzizenzic** (*plural* **zenzizenzics**)

- (mathematics, obsolete) The fourth power of a number; the biquadrate.
**1701**Samuel Jeake,*A compleat body of arithmetic, in four books,*printed for T. Newborough, page 200:- Take the
**Zenzizenzike**Number of the last Quotient Figure, and with the 3 numbers last above-mentioned, add them (duely placed one nearer than another to the Right Hand) into one total Gnonom, and subtract the same from the given Number : And if the number have more Pricks than 2, the work in the second, third, fourth and fifth Directions is to be repeated.

- Take the
**1965**, Dmitri A. Borgmann,*Language on Vacation: An Olio of Orthographical Oddities*, page 253:- While this is the least accurate of the four approximations discussed here, it has the charm that the numerator is the
**zenzizenzic**of 4 […]

- While this is the least accurate of the four approximations discussed here, it has the charm that the numerator is the
- For usage examples of this term, see the citations page.

### References[edit]

- ^ "Zenzizenzizenzic" - the eighth power of a number, Michael Quinion,
*World Wide Words*, accessed 26/6/2010