quartic [kwawr-tik]Algebra. ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- of or relating to the fourth degree.
- Also called biquadratic. a quartic polynomial or equation.
A curve of the third order is called a cubic; one of the fourth order a quartic; and so on.
We may further consider the inflections and double tangents, as well in general as in regard to cubic and quartic curves.
British Dictionary definitions for quartic quartic adjective, noun
- another word for biquadratic
Word Origin for quartic C19: from Latin quartus fourth