Definitions

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  • adj. Of or relating to the fifth degree, such as a quintic polynomial which has the form ax5+bx4+cx3+dx2+ex+f (containing a term with the independent variable raised to the fifth power).
  • n. a quintic polynomial: ax5+bx4+cx3+dx2+ex+f

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of the fifth degree or order.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the fifth degree.
  • n. An algebraic function of the fifth degree.

Etymologies

Latin quint-us, 'fifth' and -ic, 'of pertaining to'. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Specifically, it's the "quintic," one step up from the dread quadratic equation that gives so many kids fits in algebra.

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  • A colleague and I were reading your Dec. 5 article "Analyze These!" about two math geniuses and were astonished by the statement that the "quintic" is "one step up from the dread quadratic equation."

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  • High order end conditions and convergence results for uniformly spaced quintic splines (Technical report/Dept. of Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte) by Norman F Innes

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  • A quintic function is a function with five in the exponent, and a quadratic function is a function with two in the exponent.

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  • The progression goes from quadratic to cubic to quartic to quintic functions.

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  • Niels Abel (1802–29) proved that the general quintic cannot be solved by radicals.

    1820

  • Oddly enough, I had made identical calculations thirty-four years earlier for the colinear Earth-Moon Lagrange points ( "Stationary Orbits", Journal of the British Astronomical Association, December 1947) but I no longer trust my ability to solve quintic equations, even with the help of HAL, Jr., my trusty H/P 91OOA.

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  • For example, from string-theoretic considerations, Candelas, de la Ossa, Green, and Parkes conjectured the correct formula for the number of degree d rational curves in a Calabi-Yau quintic.

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  • Parksc onjectured the correct formula for the number of degree d rational curves in a Calabi-Yau quintic.

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  • For example, from string-theoretic considerations, Candelas, de la Ossa, Green, and Parks conjectured the correct formula for the number of degree d rational curves in a Calabi-Yau quintic.

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