# quantic

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## English[edit]

### Etymology[edit]

From Latin *quantus* (“how much”).

### Noun[edit]

**quantic** (*plural* **quantics**)

- (mathematics) A homogeneous polynomial in two or more variables.
**1858**, Arthur Cayley,*A Fourth Memoir on*, 1859,**Quantics***Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London*, Volume 148, page 421,- When the two
**quantics**are the first derived functions of the same quantic of any odd order, the lineo-linear invariant does not vanish, but it is not an invariant of the single**quantic**.

- When the two
**1859**, George Salmon,*Modern Higher Algebra*, page 52,- 74. The discriminant of a binary
**quantic**, or the eliminant of a system of binary**quantics**, is an invariant. - We can see
*a priori*that this must be the case, for if a given**quantic**has a square factor, it will have a square factor still when it is linearly transformed; or if a system of**quantics**have a common factor, they will still have a common factor when the equations are transformed.

- 74. The discriminant of a binary
**1895**, Edwin Bailey Elliott,*An Introduction to the Algebra of*, 2011, Facsimile Edition.**Quantics**

### References[edit]

- quantic in
*Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary*, G. & C. Merriam, 1913