[koh-uh-fish-uh nt] /ˌkoʊ əˈfɪʃ ənt/
Mathematics. a number or quantity placed (generally) before and multiplying another quantity, as 3 in the expression 3x.
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.
acting in consort; cooperating.
(physics) a value that relates one physical quantity to another
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)
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.
noun, Economics. 1. . noun, Economics. 1. the ratio of change in capital investment to the change in consumer spending.
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noun 1. . noun, Aerodynamics. 1. the ratio of the drag on a body moving through air to the product of the velocity and surface area of the body.