Definition of quintic in English:

quintic

adjective

Mathematics
  • Of the fifth degree; involving the fifth but no higher power of an unknown quantity or a variable.

noun

Mathematics
  • An expression, equation, curve, or surface of the fifth degree.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Joseph Sylvester (1814–1897), mathematician. From classical Latin quīntus fifth + -ic. With use as noun compare slightly earlier quartic.

Pronunciation

quintic

/ˈkwɪntɪk/