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quinary

[kwahy-nuh-ree] /ˈkwaɪ nə ri/
adjective
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.
noun, plural quinaries.
4.
a number in a quinary system.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin quīnārius, equivalent to quīn(ī) five each + -ārius -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for quinary

quinary

/ˈkwaɪnərɪ/
adjective
1.
consisting of fives or by fives
2.
fifth in a series
3.
(of a number system) having a base of five
noun (pl) -ries
4.
a set of five
Word Origin
C17: from Latin quīnārius containing five, from quīnī five each
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Word Origin and History for quinary
adj.

c.1600, from Latin quinarius "consisting of five, containing five," from quint "five each" (see five).

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