adjective Etymology: Latin quartus fourth Date: 1861 of the fourth degree <
quartic equation
quartic noun

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  • Quartic — Quar tic, a. [L. quartus fourth.] (Mach.) Of the fourth degree. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quartic — Quar tic, n. (a) (Alg.) A quantic of the fourth degree. See {Quantic}. (b) (Geom.) A curve or surface whose equation is of the fourth degree in the variables. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quartic — [kwôrt′ik] adj. [< L quartus, fourth (see QUART1) + IC] Math. of the fourth degree n. a quantic of the fourth degree …   English World dictionary

  • Quartic — In mathematics and elsewhere, the adjective quartic means fourth order, such as the function x^4. A quartic number is a number which equals the fourth power of an integer.ee also*quartic equation *quartic function …   Wikipedia

  • quartic — /kwawr tik/, Algebra. adj. 1. of or pertaining to the fourth degree. n. 2. Also called biquadratic. a quartic polynomial or equation. [1855 60; < L quart(us) FOURTH + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • quartic — quar•tic [[t]ˈkwɔr tɪk[/t]] Algebra. 1) math. of or pertaining to the fourth degree 2) math. Also called biquadratic 2) a quartic polynomial or equation. • Etymology: 1855–60; < L quārt(us) fourth+ ic …   From formal English to slang

  • quartic — adj. & n. Math. adj. involving the fourth and no higher power of an unknown quantity or variable. n. a quartic equation. Etymology: L quartus fourth …   Useful english dictionary

  • quartic — 1. adjective of, or relating to the fourth degree 2. noun an algebraic equation or function of the fourth degree …   Wiktionary

  • Quartic — Polynominales Geometrieobjekt 4. Ordnung …   Acronyms

  • quàrtic — quàr|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

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