Definition of quinquesect in English:

quinquesect

(also quinquisect)

verb

Mathematics
  • with object To divide into five equal parts.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in George Keith (?1638–1716), Quaker schismatic and Church of England clergyman. From classical Latin quīnque five + -sect, after quinquesection.

Pronunciation

quinquesect

/ˈkwɪŋkwɪsɛkt/