Quincuncially
Quincuncially Quin*cun"cial*ly, adv. In the manner or order of a quincunx. [1913 Webster]

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  • quincuncially — See quincuncial. * * * …   Universalium

  • quincuncially — quin·cun·cial·ly …   English syllables

  • quincuncially — adverb see quincuncial * * * quincunˈcially adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑quincunx …   Useful english dictionary

  • quincuncial — quincuncially, adv. /kwin kun sheuhl, kwing /, adj. 1. consisting of, arranged, or formed like a quincunx or quincunxes. 2. Bot. noting a five ranked arrangement of leaves. [1595 1605; < L quincuncialis, equiv. to quincunci (s. of quincunx… …   Universalium

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  • quincunx — [ kwɪnkʌŋks] noun (plural quincunxes) 1》 an arrangement of five objects with four at the corners of a square or rectangle and the fifth at its centre. 2》 Astrology an aspect of 150°, equivalent to five zodiacal signs. Derivatives quincuncial kwɪn …   English new terms dictionary

  • quincunx — [kwin′kuŋks΄] n. [L, lit., five twelfths < quinque,FIVE + uncia, a twelfth: see OUNCE1] 1. an arrangement of five objects in a square, with one at each corner and one in the middle 2. Bot. an arrangement of five petaled flowers in which two… …   English World dictionary

  • quincunx — n. 1 five objects set so that four are at the corners of a square or rectangle and the fifth is at its centre, e.g. the five on dice or cards. 2 this arrangement, esp. in planting trees. Derivatives: quincuncial adj. quincuncially adv. Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

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