Meaning of POLYNOMIAL in English


I. ˌpä-lə-ˈnō-mē-əl noun

Etymology: poly- + -nomial (as in binomial )

Date: 1674

: 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 (as a + bx + cx 2 )

II. adjective

Date: circa 1704

: relating to, composed of, or expressed as one or more polynomials

polynomial functions

polynomial equations

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