### Definition of Quinary

1. a. Consisting of five; arranged by fives.

### Definition of Quinary

1. Adjective. Of fifth rank or order. ¹

2. Adjective. Consisting of five things; arranged in fives ¹

3. Adjective. (mathematics) To the base of five; represented by the numerals 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

### Definition of Quinary

1. a group of five [n -RIES]

### Medical Definition of Quinary

1. Consisting of five; arranged by fives. Quinary system, a fanciful classification based on the hypothesis that each group contains five types. Origin: L. Quinarius, from quini five each, akin to quinque five: cf. F.quinaire. See Five. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

### Lexicographical Neighbors of Quinary

 quinaldinic acidquinalizarinquinamequinaphtholquinaprilquinaprilatquinaquinaquinarenequinarenesquinarian quinarianismquinariansquinariesquinarilyquinariusquinary (current term)quinasquinatequinate: NAD oxidoreductasequinates quinazolquinazolinequinazolinesquinazolinonequinazolinonesquinazolinylquinbolonequincequince bushquinceanera

### Literary usage of Quinary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Languages of West Africa by Frederick William Hugh Migeod (1911)
"An important aspect is the use made either of the quinary system or the denary. A newly-forming language in West Africa will probably ..."

2. Elements of Quaternions by William Rowan Hamilton (1899)
"By reasonings precisely similar it may be proved, that if (Q) (Q') (Q'O (Q"0 De quinary symbols for any four points PP'P"P'" in any common plane, ..."

3. The Principles of the Phase Theory: Heterogeneous Equilibria Between Salts by Douglas Arthur Clibbens (1920)
"150 can be projected upon a face of the containing tetrahedron, as described in § 79 for the simplest quinary isothermal type; the nine projections obtained ..."

4. System of Positive Polity by Auguste Comte (1877)
"Only one quinary arrangement is admissible, drawn from the first quaternary arrangement by breaking up its first term, on the basis of the distinction ..."

5. The Number Concept: Its Origin and Development by Levi Leonard Conant (1896)
"THE quinary SYSTEM. THE origin of the quinary mode of counting has been discussed with some fulness in a preceding chapter, and upon that question but ..."

6. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (1891)
"... toes—Hand-numerals show derivationof Verbal reckoning from Gesture-counting—Etymology of Numerals—quinary, Decimal, and Vigesimal notations of the world ..."

7. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Edward Burnett Tylor (1889)
"... low tribes— Counting by fingers and toes—Hand-numerals show derivation of Verbal reckoning from Gesture-counting—Etymology of Numerals—quinary, Decimal, ..."

8. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Edward Burnett Tylor (1903)
"... low tribes— Counting by fingers and toes—Hand-numerals show derivation of Verbal reckoning from Gesture-counting—Etymology of Numerals—quinary, Decimal, ..."