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Of, relating to, or consisting of more than two names or terms.
1. A taxonomic designation consisting of more than two terms.
a. An algebraic expression consisting of one or more summed terms, each term consisting of a constant multiplier and one or more variables raised to nonnegative integral powers. For example, x2 - 5x + 6 and 2p3q + y are polynomials. Also called multinomial.
b. An expression of two or more terms.
of, consisting of, or referring to two or more names or terms. Also called: multinominal
a. a mathematical expression consisting of a sum of terms each of which is the product of a constant and one or more variables raised to a positive or zero integral power. For one variable, x, the general form is given by: a0xn + a1xn–1 + … + an–1x + an, where a0, a1, etc, are real numbers
b. Also called: multinomial any mathematical expression consisting of the sum of a number of terms
2. (Biology) biology a taxonomic name consisting of more than two terms, such as Parus major minor in which minor designates the subspecies
pol•y•no•mi•al(ˌpɒl əˈnoʊ mi əl)
1. consisting of or characterized by two or more names or terms.n.
2. an algebraic expression consisting of the sum of two or more terms.
3. a polynomial name or term.
4. a species name containing more than two terms.
An algebraic expression that is represented as the sum of two or more terms. The expressions x2 - 4 and 5x4 + 2x3 - x + 7 are both polynomials.
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|Noun||1.||polynomial - a mathematical function that is the sum of a number of terms|
homogeneous polynomial - a polynomial consisting of terms all of the same degree
monic polynomial - a polynomial in one variable
series - (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
|Adj.||1.||polynomial - having the character of a polynomial; "a polynomial expression"|
adj → polynomisch
n → Polynom nt