# polynomial

See also: polynômial

## EnglishEdit

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### EtymologyEdit

poly- +‎ -nomial, from νομός(nomós, portion, part), by analogy with binomial.

### AdjectiveEdit

polynomial ‎(not comparable)

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, strict sense) 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 ${\displaystyle a_{n}x^{n}+a_{n-1}x^{n-1}+...+a_{0}x^{0}}$ .
2. (taxonomy) A taxonomic designation (such as of a subspecies) consisting of more than two terms.

## FrenchEdit

### AdjectiveEdit

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