Adjective "quinary" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈkwʌɪnəri/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Fifth in order or rank.
    Relating to or denoting a former system of classification in which the animal kingdom is divided into five subkingdoms, and each subkingdom into five classes.

      Definitions

      1. pertaining to or consisting of five.

      2. arranged in fives.

      3. of, relating to, or noting a numerical system based on the number

      5. noun, plural quinaries.

      4. a number in a quinary system.

      More examples(as adjective)

      "systems can be quinary."

      Origin

      Early 17th century: from Latin quinarius, from quini ‘five at once, a set of five’, from quinque ‘five’.