Meaning of COEFFICIENT in English

COEFFICIENT

[ ˌkəʊɪ'fɪʃ(ə)nt ]

■ noun

1》 Mathematics a numerical or constant quantity placed before and multiplying the variable in an algebraic expression (e.g. 4 in 4x y ).

2》 Physics a multiplier or factor that measures some property.

Origin

C17: from mod. L. ~- , from com- 'together' + efficient- (see efficient ).

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