The definition of a polynomial is a mathematical formula or expression with several algebraic terms.noun
An example of a polynomial is the mathematical expression 2x² + 4x³ + 3
Polynomial is defined as something related to a mathematical formula or expression with several algebraic terms.adjective
An example of a mathematical expression that would be described as a polynomial is the formula 2x² + 4x³ + 3YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- Algebra a linear combination of products of integral powers of a given set of variables, with constant coefficients (Ex.: x + 3x + 2 or x - 2xy + y)
- Biol. a species or subspecies name consisting of more than two terms
Origin: poly- + (bi)nomial
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- A taxonomic designation consisting of more than two terms.
- Mathematics a. An algebraic expression consisting of one or more summed terms, each term consisting of a constant multiplier and one or more variables raised to integral powers. For example, x2 - 5x + 6 and 2p3q + y are polynomials. Also called multinomial.b. An expression of two or more terms.
Origin: poly- + (bi)nomial.
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