Definitions for quincuncially
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
quin•cunxˈkwɪŋ kʌŋks, ˈkwɪn-(n.)
an arrangement of five objects in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.
Origin of quincunx:
1640–50; < L: five twelfths =quinc-, var. of quīnque-quinque - + -unx, s. -unc- comb. form of uncia twelfth (see ounce1); orig. a Roman coin worth five twelfths of an as and marked with a quincunx of spots
In a quincuncial fashion.
in the manner or order of a quincunx
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