quar·​tic ˈkwȯr-tik How to pronounce quartic (audio)
: of the fourth degree
quartic equation
quartic noun

Examples of quartic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1832, Gauss proved a quartic reciprocity law for the complex integers that bear his name. Quanta Magazine, 1 Nov. 2023 What is the average of the roots of the quartic function f(x)=ax4+bx3+cx2+dx+e? Introduction 5. Patrick Honner, Quanta Magazine, 24 Mar. 2023 Two years later, Cardano published Ars Magna (Great Art), which contained his and Ferrari’s work on cubic and quartic equations. Quanta Magazine, 30 June 2022

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Word History


Latin quartus fourth

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quartic was in 1856

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“Quartic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quartic. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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