Quincunx

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Quincunx

1. An ancient Roman unit of area approximately equivalent to 1,051 square meters.

2. An ancient Roman unit of weight approximately equivalent to 137 grams.
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Many science museums have large floor-to- ceiling quincunxes illustrating the 'operation of chance' and the emergence of 'order in apparent chaos', thus illustrating a central topos of our current age.