coefficient

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French coefficient, coined by French mathematician François Viète.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌkəʊˈɪ.fɪʃn̩t/, /ˌkəʊˈi.fɪʃn̩t/

Adjective[edit]

coefficient (comparative more coefficient, superlative most coefficient)

  1. cooperating
    • 1850, August Neander, The Life of Jesus Christ in Its Historical Connexion and Historical ..., page 13
      And so our own idea of Christ compels us to admit that two factors, the one natural, the other supernatural, were coefficient in his entrance into human life;
    • 2005, Mathew Callahan, Boff Whalley, The Trouble with Music, page 12
      Nevertheless, there was some substance to the notion that acclaim and merit were coefficient.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

coefficient (plural coefficients)

  1. (mathematics) A constant by which an algebraic term is multiplied.
  2. A number, value or item that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic.

Hyponyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

coefficient m (plural coefficients)

  1. coefficient

Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]