Definition of quantic in English:



  • A homogeneous function of two or more variables having rational or integral coefficients.

    • ‘However his most important contribution was the book ‘An Introduction to the Algebra of Quantics’ which was first published in 1895.’
    • ‘Maschke's second area of work was on differential geometry in particular the theory of quadratic differential quantics.’
    • ‘In more modern language the spaces of quantics are identified with the symmetric tensors of a given degree constructed from the tensor powers of a vector space V of dimension m.’
    • ‘The math term ‘quantic’ means ‘a rational integral homogenous function of two or more variables,’ which is a fancy way of saying ‘two great tastes that taste great together.’’
    • ‘Cayley also put a third question, a different and deeper question about irreducible invariants of a binary quantic.’


Mid 19th century: from Latin quantus ‘how great, how much’ + -ic.