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## Definition of *polynomial*

(Entry 1 of 2)

**:**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*+

*cx*)

^{2}polynomial

adjectiveDefinition of *polynomial* (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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