AskDefine | Define quartic

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quartic n : an algebraic equation of the fourth degree [syn: biquadrate, biquadratic, fourth power]

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  1. of, or relating to the fourth degree


  1. an algebraic equation or function of the fourth degree

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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.
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