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polynomial

noun poly·no·mi·al \ ˌpä-lə-ˈnō-mē-əl \
Updated on: 14 Mar 2018

Definition of polynomial

: 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 (such as a + bx + cx2)

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Origin and Etymology of polynomial

poly- + -nomial (as in binomial)


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polynomial

adjective

Definition of polynomial

: relating to, composed of, or expressed as one or more polynomials
  • polynomial functions
  • polynomial equations

First Known Use of polynomial

circa 1704

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