quintic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin quint-us, 'fifth' and -ic, 'of pertaining to'.

Adjective[edit]

quintic

  1. (mathematics) Of or relating to the fifth degree, such as a quintic polynomial which has the form ax5+bx4+cx3+dx2+ex+f (containing a term with the independent variable raised to the fifth power).

Noun[edit]

quintic (plural quintics)

  1. (mathematics) a quintic polynomial: ax5+bx4+cx3+dx2+ex+f

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