An example of a polynomial is the mathematical expression 2x² + 4x³ + 3
An example of a mathematical expression that would be described as a polynomial is the formula 2x² + 4x³ + 3
- A linear combination of products of integral powers of a given set of variables, with constant coefficients (Ex.: x3 + 3x + 2 or x2 – 2xy + y2).
- A species or subspecies name consisting of more than two terms.
Origin of polynomial
- poly– (bi)nomial
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- poly- + -nomial