Horner's method

noun

Hor·​ner's method
ˈhȯrnərz-
: a numerical method of successive approximations used for computing to any number of decimal places an approximate value of any real root of an algebraic equation with real coefficients

Word History

Etymology

after William G. Horner †1837 English mathematician

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“Horner's method.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Horner%27s%20method. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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