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# polynomial

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noun poly·no·mi·al \ˌpä-lə-ˈnō-mē-əl\

## Definition of polynomial

1. :  a mathematical expression of one or more algebraic terms each of which consists of a constant multiplied by one or more variables raised to a nonnegative integral power (as a + bx + cx2)

## Origin and Etymology of polynomial

poly- + -nomial (as in binomial)

First Known Use: 1674

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## Definition of polynomial

1. :  relating to, composed of, or expressed as one or more polynomials <polynomial functions> <polynomial equations>

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