quintic
EnglishEdit
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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