- (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.
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But the polynomial method as a system was of short duration.
The two dots at the end are frequently omitted when the part affected includes all the terms of the polynomial to the end.William Oughtred
This polynomial expression was shortened by Linnæus to Zeus faber.
The last case arises when we consider the finite values of z for which the polynomial coefficient of sn vanishes.
- 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: a 0 x n + a 1 x n –1 + … + a n –1 x + a n, where a 0, a 1, etc, are real numbers
- Also called: multinomialany mathematical expression consisting of the sum of a number of terms