Quinary
Quinary Qui"na*ry, a. [L. quinarius, from quini five each, akin to quinque five: cf. F. quinaire. See {Five}.] Consisting of five; arranged by fives. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

{Quinary system} (Zo["o]l.), a fanciful classification based on the hypothesis that each group contains five types. [1913 Webster]


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  • Quinary — (base num|5) is a numeral system with five as the base. This originates from the five fingers on either hand.In the quinary place system, five numerals from 0 to 4, are used to represent any real number. According to this method, five is written… …   Wikipedia

  • quinary — [kwī′nə rē] adj. [L quinarius < quini, five each < quinque,FIVE] consisting of five; in sets of five n. pl. quinaries a set of five …   English World dictionary

  • quinary — /kwuy neuh ree/, adj., n., pl. quinaries. adj. 1. pertaining to or consisting of five. 2. arranged in fives. 3. of, pertaining to, or noting a numerical system based on the number 5. n. 4. a number in a quinary system. [1595 1605; < L quinarius,… …   Universalium

  • quinary — /ˈkwaɪnəri/ (say kwuynuhree) adjective 1. relating to or consisting of five. 2. arranged in fives. 3. of, relating to, or denoting a numeral system based on the number 5. –noun 4. a number in a quinary system. {Latin quīnārius containing five} …   Australian English dictionary

  • quinary — adjective a) Of fifth rank or order. b) Consisting of five things; arranged in fives …   Wiktionary

  • quinary — kwaɪnÉ™rɪ n. numerical system based on the number 5 adj. fivefold, quintuple; arranged in groups of five; composed of five parts; based on the number 5 …   English contemporary dictionary

  • quinary — [ kwʌɪnəri] adjective relating to the number five; fifth. Origin C17: from L. quinarius, from quini five at once, a set of five , from quinque five …   English new terms dictionary

  • quinary — quina·ry …   English syllables

  • quinary —   a. pertaining to or comprising five; in fives; Mathematics, having five as base …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • quinary — adj. 1 of the number five. 2 having five parts. Etymology: L quinarius f. quini distrib. of quinque five …   Useful english dictionary

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