Meaning of COEFFICIENT in English

COEFFICIENT

— coefficiently , adv.

/koh'euh fish"euhnt/ , n.

1. Math. a number or quantity placed (generally) before and multiplying another quantity, as 3 in the expression 3x.

2. Physics. a number that is constant for a given substance, body, or process under certain specified conditions, serving as a measure of one of its properties: coefficient of friction.

adj.

3. acting in consort; cooperating.

[ 1655-65; coefficient- (s. of coefficiens ). See CO-, EFFICIENT ]

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