Definitions for quincunxˈkwɪŋ kʌŋks, ˈkwɪn-
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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
An arrangement of five units in a pattern corresponding to the five-spot on dice, playing cards, or dominoes.
An angle of five-twelfths of a circle, or 150u00B0, between two objects.
A bronze coin minted during the Roman Republic, valued at five-twelfths of an as.
Origin: From quincunx
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
the position of planets when distant from each other five signs, or 150¡.
a quincuncial arrangement, as of the parts of a flower in aestivation. See Quincuncial, 2