Quinary system
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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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  • quinarian — 1. adjective a) Divided into five parts b) Describing a system of classification based on the quinary system 2. noun An advocate of this method of classification …   Wiktionary

  • septenary — adjective a) Consisting of or containing seven. ... indeed if further evidence than that of bestial and savage counting were required to show that finger numeration and the quinary system were not primeval, it would be afforded by the development …   Wiktionary

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