quintic

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adjective

quin·​tic ˈkwin-tik How to pronounce quintic (audio)
: of the fifth degree

quintic

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noun

: a polynomial or a polynomial equation of the fifth degree

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Latin quintus fifth

First Known Use

Adjective

1853, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quintic was in 1853

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“Quintic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quintic. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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