# Polynomial Definition

pŏlē-nōmē-əl

polynomials

adjective

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

American Heritage

Consisting of or characterized by polynomials.

Webster's New World

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

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Synonyms:

noun

polynomials

An expression or name consisting of more than two terms.

Webster's New World

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,

*x*^{2}− 5*x*+ 6 and 2*p*^{3}*q*+*y*are polynomials.American Heritage

An expression of two or more terms.

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## Other Word Forms of Polynomial

### Noun

Singular:

polynomial
Plural:

polynomials## Origin of Polynomial

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

poly- + -nomial

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