quartic


quartic

quartic [kwawr-tik]Algebra. ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. of or relating to the fourth degree.

noun

  1. Also called biquadratic. a quartic polynomial or equation.

Origin of quartic 1855–60; Latin quart(us) fourth + -ic Examples from the Web for quartic Historical Examples of quartic

  • A curve of the third order is called a cubic; one of the fourth order a quartic; and so on.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8

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  • We may further consider the inflections and double tangents, as well in general as in regard to cubic and quartic curves.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8

    Various

  • British Dictionary definitions for quartic quartic adjective, noun

    1. another word for biquadratic

    Word Origin for quartic C19: from Latin quartus fourth

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