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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 (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 poly·no·mi·al

Definition of polynomial

  1. :  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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