# Polynomial meaning

The definition of a polynomial is a mathematical formula or expression with several algebraic terms.

An example of a polynomial is the mathematical expression 2x² + 4x³ + 3

noun

Polynomial is defined as something related to a mathematical formula or expression with several algebraic terms.

An example of a mathematical expression that would be described as a polynomial is the formula 2x² + 4x³ + 3

adjective

Of, relating to, or consisting of more than two names or terms.

adjective

A taxonomic designation consisting of more than two terms.

noun

An expression or name consisting of more than two terms.

- A linear combination of products of integral powers of a given set of variables, with constant coefficients (Ex.: x
^{3}+ 3x + 2 or x^{2}– 2xy + y^{2}). - A species or subspecies name consisting of more than two terms.

noun

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Consisting of or characterized by polynomials.

adjective

Relating to or consisting of more than two names or terms.

adjective

A taxonomic designation consisting of more than two terms.

noun

An algebraic expression that is the sum of two or more monomials. The expressions

*x*^{2}− 4 and 5*x*^{4}+ 2*x*^{3}−*x*+ 7 are both polynomials.(algebra) Able to be described or limited by a polynomial.

adjective

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(taxonomy) Of a polynomial name or entity.

adjective

(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 .

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## Origin of polynomial

**poly–****(bi)nomial**### From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

- poly- + -nomial
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