polynomial

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

poly- + -nomial

polynomial (comparative more polynomial, superlative most polynomial)

1. (algebra) Able to be described or limited by a polynomial.
2. (taxonomy) of a polynomial name or entity

NounEdit

polynomial (plural polynomials)

1. (algebra) An expression consisting of a sum of a finite number of terms, each term being the product of a constant coefficient and one or more variables raised to a non-negative integer power, such as $a_n x^n + a_{n-1}x^{n-1} + ... + a_0 x^0$.
2. (taxonomy) A taxonomic designation (such as of a subspecies) consisting of more than two terms.

FrenchEdit

polynomial m (feminine polynomiale, masculine plural polynomiaux, feminine plural polynomiales)