## EnglishEdit

### EtymologyEdit

From Latin *quintus* (“fifth”) + *-ic* (“of pertaining to”).

### AdjectiveEdit

**quintic** (*not comparable*)

- (mathematics) Of or relating to the fifth degree, such as a quintic polynomial which has the form ax
^{5}+bx^{4}+cx^{3}+dx^{2}+ex+f (containing a term with the independent variable raised to the fifth power).

### NounEdit

**quintic** (*plural* **quintics**)

- (mathematics) a quintic polynomial: ax
^{5}+bx^{4}+cx^{3}+dx^{2}+ex+f