Meaning of COEFFICIENT in English

COEFFICIENT

n.

Pronunciation: ˌ k ō - ə - ' fi-sh ə nt

Function: noun

Etymology: New Latin coefficient-, coefficiens, from Latin co- + efficient-, efficiens efficient

Date: circa 1715

1 : any of the factors of a product considered in relation to a specific factor especially : a constant factor of a term as distinguished from a variable

2 a : a number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic (as of a substance, device, or process) < coefficient of expansion of a metal> b : MEASURE

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