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quartic

[kwawr-tik] /ˈkwɔr tɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the fourth degree.
noun
2.
Also called biquadratic. a quartic polynomial or equation.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Latin quart(us) fourth + -ic
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Examples from the web for quartic
  • People figured out how to solve cubic and then quartic equations.
  • Since performing this calculation exactly would require the solution to a quartic equation, a cheaper estimate is generated.
British Dictionary definitions for quartic

biquadratic

/ˌbaɪkwɒˈdrætɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the fourth power
noun
2.
a biquadratic equation, such as x4 + x + 6 = 0

quartic

/ˈkwɔːtɪk/
adjective, noun
1.
another word for biquadratic
Word Origin
C19: from Latin quartus fourth
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