# Definition of coefficient

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noun1. mathematicsa. a numerical or constant factor in an algebraic term ⇒ the coefficient of the term 3xyz is 3b. the product of all the factors of a term excluding one or more specified variables ⇒ the coefficient of x in 3axyz is 3ayz2. physics a value that relates one physical quantity to anotherCollins English Dictionary. Copyright © Harper Collins Publishers

## Word Origin

C17: from New Latin coefficiēns, from Latin co- together + efficere to effect Word forms: coefficients

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countable nounA coefficient is a number that expresses a measurement of a particular quality of a substance or object under specified conditions. [technical] ⇒ ...production coefficients. ⇒ A coefficient of one means the markets move perfectly in step.COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary. Copyright © Harper Collins Publishers

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polynomials term: variables multiplied by a coefficient degree of polynomial = the degree of the term with the highest degree Hello? THE PRINCESS DIARIES VOLUME 1## Word usage trends for “coefficient”

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