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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