Horner's method

noun Hor·ner's method \ˈhȯrnərz-\

Definition of Horner's method

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of horner's method

after William G. Horner †1837 English mathematician

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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