Meaning of COEFFICIENT in English

COEFFICIENT

n. 1 Math. a quantity placed before and multiplying an algebraic expression (e.g. 4 in 4x(y)). 2 Physics a multiplier or factor that measures some property (coefficient of expansion).

[ mod.L coefficiens (as CO-, EFFICIENT) ]

Concise Oxford English dictionary.      Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка.