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polynomial

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Etymology

poly- + -nomial

Adjective

polynomial (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
polynomial

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (algebra) that can be described or limited by a polynomial.
  2. (taxonomy) of a polynomial name or entity

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Noun

Singular
polynomial

Plural
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polynomial ({{{1}}})
  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 <math>a_n x^n + a_{n-1}x^{n-1} + ... + a_0 x^0</math>.
  2. (taxonomy) A taxonomic designation (such as of a subspecies) consisting of more than two terms.

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French

Adjective

polynomial m. (f. polynomiale, m. plural polynomiaux, f. plural polynomiales)

  1. polynomial

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