prefactor

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pre- +‎ factor

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prefactor (plural prefactors)

  1. A coefficient which precedes a given quantity in a mathematical formula
    • 1980, William E. Carlos & Milton W. Cole, “Band structure and thermodynamic properties of He atoms near a graphite surface”, in Physical Review B[1], volume 21:
      The prefactor preceding the sum is the constant density of states associated with two-dimensional motion for each state n of perpendicular motion.

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