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co·ef·fi·cient

 (kō′ə-fĭsh′ənt)
n.
1. A number or symbol multiplied with a variable or an unknown quantity in an algebraic term, as 4 in the term 4x, or x in the term x(a + b).
2. A numerical measure of a physical or chemical property that is constant for a system under specified conditions, such as the coefficient of friction.
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coefficient

(ˌkəʊɪˈfɪʃənt)
n
1. (Mathematics) maths
a. a numerical or constant factor in an algebraic term: the coefficient of the term 3xyz is 3.
b. the product of all the factors of a term excluding one or more specified variables: the coefficient of x in 3axyz is 3ayz.
2. (General Physics) physics a value that relates one physical quantity to another
[C17: from New Latin coefficiēns, from Latin co- together + efficere to effect]
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co•ef•fi•cient

(ˌkoʊ əˈfɪʃ ənt)

n.
1. a number or quantity placed generally before and multiplying another quantity, as 3 in the expression 3x.
2. Physics. a constant that is a measure of a property of a substance, body, or process: coefficient of friction.
adj.
3. acting in consort; cooperating.
[1655–65; < New Latin coefficient-, s. of coefficiēns. See co-, efficient]
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co·ef·fi·cient

(kō′ə-fĭsh′ənt)
A number or symbol multiplied with a variable or an unknown quantity in an algebraic term. For example, 4 is the coefficient in the term 4x, and x is the coefficient in x(a + b).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coefficient - a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristiccoefficient - a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic
constant - a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context; "the velocity of light is a constant"
absorptance, absorption coefficient, coefficient of absorption - a measure of the rate of decrease in the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (as light) as it passes through a given substance; the fraction of incident radiant energy absorbed per unit mass or thickness of an absorber; "absorptance equals 1 minus transmittance"
coefficient of drag, drag coefficient - the ratio of the drag on a body moving through air to the product of the velocity and the surface area of the body
coefficient of friction - the ratio of the weight of an object being moved along a surface and the force that maintains contact between the object and the surface
coefficient of mutual induction, mutual inductance - a measure of the induction between two circuits; the ratio of the electromotive force in a circuit to the corresponding change of current in a neighboring circuit; usually measured in henries
coefficient of self induction, self-inductance - the ratio of the electromotive force produced in a circuit by self-induction to the rate of change of current producing it, expressed in henries
modulus - (physics) a coefficient that expresses how much of a specified property is possessed by a specified substance
coefficient of expansion, expansivity - the fractional change in length or area or volume per unit change in temperature at a given constant pressure
coefficient of reflection, reflectance, reflection factor, reflectivity - the fraction of radiant energy that is reflected from a surface
transmittance, transmission - the fraction of radiant energy that passes through a substance
absolute viscosity, coefficient of viscosity, dynamic viscosity - a measure of the resistance to flow of a fluid under an applied force
weighting, weight - (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance
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Translations
koeficientsoučinitel
koefficient
kerroinmyötävaikuttava
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coefficient

[ˌkəʊɪˈfɪʃənt] Ncoeficiente m
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coefficient

[ˌkəʊɪˈfɪʃənt] ncoefficient m
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coefficient

n (Math, Phys) → Koeffizient m
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coefficient

[ˌkəʊɪˈfɪʃnt] ncoefficiente m
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co·ef·fi·cient

n. coeficiente, indicación de cambios físicos o químicos producidos por variantes de ciertos factores.
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The attenuation coefficient for the proposed filter with S-CSRRs is numerically computed and compared with CSRRs (without the slit).
where temperature attenuation coefficient: [alpha]= PH / ([??] [C.sub.p][R.sub.t]) (4)
The momentum transfer collision frequency could also be estimated from attenuation coefficient versus propagation frequency plots.
The standard experimental method is to vary the attenuation length, keeping the aperture plane at the fixed source-to-FAC distance, and thus to derive the effective attenuation coefficient for the air kerma.
In order to obtain the contribution of the scattered photons, the usual attenuation coefficient measurement setup is slightly modified and the schematic diagram of the experimental setup used in the present study is shown in Figure 1.
The surface wave velocity and attenuation coefficient are obtained in the physical domain by using the harmonic vibrations.
fat is the total mass attenuation coefficient and it can be given as follows:
The soil mass attenuation coefficient ([[mu].sub.s]) is an important parameter to characterize the penetration into and interaction of radiation with these porous media [6].
* The calculated attenuation coefficient which represents the dynamic response;
This is particularly true for systems involved in industrial process with their objectives in mind, an attempt has been made to investigate the variations of ultrasonic velocity (v), attenuation coefficient ([alpha]), density (p) and viscosity ([eta]) in aniline and alcohols as a function of concentration and temperature.