Polynomial



[pol-uh-noh-mee-uh l] /ˌpɒl əˈnoʊ mi əl/

adjective
1.
consisting of or characterized by two or more names or terms.
noun
2.
Algebra.

3.
a polynomial name or term.
4.
Biology. a species name containing more than two terms.
/ˌpɒlɪˈnəʊmɪəl/
adjective
1.
of, consisting of, or referring to two or more names or terms
noun
2.

3.
(biology) a taxonomic name consisting of more than two terms, such as Parus major minor in which minor designates the subspecies

1670s (n.), 1704 (adj.), irregularly formed from poly- + stem of binomial.
polynomial
(pŏl’ē-nō’mē-əl)
An algebraic expression that is the sum of two or more monomials. The expressions x2 – 4 and 5×4 + 2×3 – x + 7 are both polynomials.

1. An arithmetic expression composed by summing multiples of powers of some variable.
P(x) = sum a_i x^i for i = 0 .. N
The multipliers, a_i, are known as “coefficients” and N, the highest power of x with a non-zero coefficient, is known as the “degree” of the polynomial. If N=0 then P(x) is constant, if N=1, P(x) is linear in x. N=2 gives a “quadratic” and N=3, a “cubic”.
2. polynomial-time.

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