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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a mathematical function that is the sum of a number of terms;
[syn: polynomial, multinomial]

1. having the character of a polynomial;
- Example: "a polynomial expression"
[syn: polynomial, multinomial]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:Polynomial \Pol`y*no"mi*al\, n. [Poly- + -nomial, as in
monomial, binomial: cf. F. polyn[^o]me.] (Alg.)
An expression composed of two or more terms, connected by the
signs plus or minus; as, a^2 - 2ab + b^2.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:Polynomial \Pol`y*no"mi*al\, a.
1. Containing many names or terms; multinominal; as, the
polynomial theorem.
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2. Consisting of two or more words; having names consisting
of two or more words; as, a polynomial name; polynomial
nomenclature.
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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):polynomial
adj 1: having the character of a polynomial; "a polynomial
expression" [syn: polynomial, multinomial]
n 1: a mathematical function that is the sum of a number of
terms [syn: polynomial, multinomial]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):polynomial

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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