## EnglishEdit

### EtymologyEdit

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

### AdjectiveEdit

**quintic**

- (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