# Coefficient

[koh-uh-fish-uh nt] /ˌkoʊ əˈfɪʃ ənt/

**noun**

1.

Mathematics. a number or quantity placed (generally) before and multiplying another quantity, as 3 in the expression 3x.

2.

Physics. a number that is constant for a given substance, body, or process under certain specified conditions, serving as a measure of one of its properties:

coefficient of friction.

**adjective**

3.

acting in consort; cooperating.

/ˌkəʊɪˈfɪʃənt/

**noun**

1.

(maths)

2.

(physics) a value that relates one physical quantity to another

n.

also co-efficient, c.1600, from co- + efficient. Probably influenced by Modern Latin coefficiens, which was used in mathematics in 16c., introduced by French mathematician François Viète (1540-1603). As an **adjective** from 1660s.

coefficient co·ef·fi·cient (kō’ə-fĭsh’ənt)

n.

The mathematical expression of the amount or degree of any quality possessed by a substance, or of the degree of physical or chemical change normally occurring in that substance under stated conditions.

coefficient

(kō’ə-fĭsh’ənt)

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