Meaning of POLYNOMIAL in English


I. |pälē|nōmēəl, -lə̇|n- noun

( -s )

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


a. : a mathematical expression of two or more terms

b. : an algebraic function of one or more variables consisting of the sum of terms whose factors are constants or positive integral or zero powers of the variables — called also integral rational function

2. : a technical name of a plant or animal consisting of a descriptive phrase of more than three words

II. adjective

1. : having the character of a polynomial

2. : consisting of many names or terms

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.