Definitions for quincunxˈkwɪŋ kʌŋks, ˈkwɪn-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quin•cunxˈkwɪŋ kʌŋks, ˈkwɪn-(n.)

  1. 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

quin•cun′cial•ly(adv.)

Wiktionary

  1. quincunx(Noun)

    An arrangement of five units in a pattern corresponding to the five-spot on dice, playing cards, or dominoes.

  2. quincunx(Noun)

    An angle of five-twelfths of a circle, or 150u00B0, between two objects.

  3. quincunx(Noun)

    A bronze coin minted during the Roman Republic, valued at five-twelfths of an as.

  4. Origin: From quincunx

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quincunx(noun)

    an arrangement of things by fives in a square or a rectangle, one being placed at each corner and one in the middle; especially, such an arrangement of trees repeated indefinitely, so as to form a regular group with rows running in various directions

  2. Quincunx(noun)

    the position of planets when distant from each other five signs, or 150¡.

  3. Quincunx(noun)

    a quincuncial arrangement, as of the parts of a flower in aestivation. See Quincuncial, 2

Freebase

  1. Quincunx

    A quincunx is a geometric pattern consisting of five points arranged in a cross, that is five coplanar points, four of them forming a square or rectangle and a fifth at its center. It forms the arrangement of five units in the pattern corresponding to the five-spot on six-sided dice, playing cards, or dominoes. It is represented in Unicode as U+2059 ⁙ five dot punctuation or U+2684 ⚄ die face-5.

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