# coefficient

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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:
 Noun 1 coefficient - a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristicconstant - 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 bodycoefficient 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 surfacecoefficient 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 henriescoefficient 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 henriesmodulus - (physics) a coefficient that expresses how much of a specified property is possessed by a specified substancecoefficient of expansion, expansivity - the fractional change in length or area or volume per unit change in temperature at a given constant pressurecoefficient of reflection, reflectance, reflection factor, reflectivity - the fraction of radiant energy that is reflected from a surfacetransmittance, transmission - the fraction of radiant energy that passes through a substanceabsolute viscosity, coefficient of viscosity, dynamic viscosity - a measure of the resistance to flow of a fluid under an applied forceweighting, 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
együttható

## coefficient

[ˌkəʊɪˈfɪʃənt] N
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## coefficient

[ˌkəʊɪˈfɪʃənt] n
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## coefficient

n (Math, Phys) → Koeffizient m
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## coefficient

[ˌkəʊɪˈfɪʃnt] n
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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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These include ordinal alpha, Armor's theta, coefficient [beta], coefficient H and the GLB coefficient, and in Item Response Theory the test information function and standard error of measurement are used as reliability estimates (Muniz, 2010).
2017), and the optimization of the cutting tool structure (McKenzie 1991) are commonly used to reduce the coefficient of friction.
We performed a multiple regression analysis by using the combined RR coefficients of the AG and PE effects of M2 as objective variables, because the variances for each dimensional RR coefficient were too small to predict individually, except in the case of the intercept of AG (Table 1).
At the Developpe jump on the beam trial, the experiment group obtained an average of 171.6 [+ or -] 9.87[degrees] in the initial test with a coefficient of variation of 8, 96%, indicating a homogeneous collective and an average of 184 [+ or -] 7.41[degrees] in the final test, with a coefficient of variation of 5.3 7%, the degree of homogeneity in final testing being increasing.
[28] developed MCDM strategies based on correlation coefficient and Jaccard similarity measures, respectively in BNS environment.
Watermarked and the most prominent coefficient of the watermarked data after attack as shown in Figure 4.
where [E.sub.i](W) is the incident electric field at the wedge, A([s.sub.d]) is the amplitude, [s.sub.d] is the distance between the wedge and the observer, and [bar.D] is the dyadic diffraction coefficient. Adopting the classical notation of [1], the dyadic soft and hard coefficients are
[5] presented a method, which used a correlation obtained from grid-resolved computational fluid dynamics solutions, to predict the maximum lift coefficient for wing of arbitrary planform including the effects of twist and sweep.
Zhao proposed a joint matching coefficient (JMC) based on the percentage of joint surface area in contact as an independent joint surface geometrical parameter [22].

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