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
YourDictionary
Synonyms:
multinomial
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, x2 − 5 x + 6 and 2 p3 q + y are polynomials.
American Heritage
An expression of two or more terms.
American Heritage Medicine
Synonyms:
multinomial
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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

    From Wiktionary

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