polynomial
[poluhnohmeeuh l]

adjective
consisting of or characterized by two or more names or terms.
noun
Algebra.
 (in one variable) an expression consisting of the sum of two or more terms each of which is the product of a constant and a variable raised to an integral power: ax2 + bx + c is a polynomial, where a, b, and c are constants and x is a variable.
 a similar expression in more than one variable, as 4x2y3 − 3xy + 5x + 7.
 Now Rare.Also called multinomial.any expression consisting of the sum of two or more terms, as 4x3 + cos x.
a polynomial name or term.
Biology. a species name containing more than two terms.
Origin of polynomial
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But the polynomial method as a system was of short duration.
A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)David Starr Jordan
The two dots at the end are frequently omitted when the part affected includes all the terms of the polynomial to the end.
William OughtredFlorian Cajori
This polynomial expression was shortened by Linnæus to Zeus faber.
A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)David Starr Jordan
The last case arises when we consider the finite values of z for which the polynomial coefficient of sn vanishes.
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