polynomial

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Etymology[edit]

poly- + -nomial, from νομός (nomos, portion, part). Formed on analogy with binomial.

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polynomial (not comparable)

  1. (algebra) Able to be described or limited by a polynomial.
  2. (taxonomy) of a polynomial name or entity

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polynomial (plural polynomials)

  1. (algebra) An expression consisting of a sum of a finite number of terms, each term being the product of a constant coefficient and one or more variables raised to a non-negative integer power, such as a_n x^n + a_{n-1}x^{n-1} + ... + a_0 x^0.
  2. (taxonomy) A taxonomic designation (such as of a subspecies) consisting of more than two terms.

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Adjective[edit]

polynomial m (feminine polynomiale, masculine plural polynomiaux, feminine plural polynomiales)

  1. polynomial