quintic [kwin-tik]Mathematics ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- of the fifth degree.
- a quantity of the fifth degree.
- an equation of the fifth degree.
Origin of quintic 1850–55; Latin quīnt(us)+ Examples from the Web for quintic Historical Examples of quintic
These last theorems present themselves in the demonstration of the non-existence of a solution of a quintic equation by radicals.
British Dictionary definitions for quintic quintic adjective
- maths of or relating to the fifth degreea quintic equation