Quincunx meaning

kwĭnkŭngks
An arrangement of five objects in a square, with one at each corner and one in the middle.
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An arrangement of five objects or marks with one at each corner of a rectangle or square and one at the center.
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(bot.) An arrangement of five-petaled flowers in which two petals are inferior, two are exterior, and one is partly interior and partly exterior.
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An arrangement of five units in a pattern corresponding to the five-spot on dice, playing cards, or dominoes.
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(astrology) An angle of five-twelfths of a circle, or 150°, between two objects.
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A bronze coin minted during the Roman Republic, valued at five-twelfths of an as.
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Origin of quincunx

  • Latin quīncūnx quīncūnc- five twelfths quīnque five penkwe in Indo-European roots ūncia twelfth part of a unit ounce1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin quincunx

    From Wiktionary