American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or consisting of more than two names or terms.
- n. A taxonomic designation consisting of more than two terms.
- n. Mathematics An algebraic expression consisting of one or more summed terms, each term consisting of a constant multiplier and one or more variables raised to integral powers. For example, x2 - 5x + 6 and 2p3q + y are polynomials. Also called multinomial.
- n. Mathematics An expression of two or more terms.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Containing many names or terms.
- In Zoöl. and botany, Specifically, noting a method of nomenclature in which the technical names of species are not confined to two terms, the generic and the specific, as they are in the binomial system of nomenclature: as, a polynomial name; a polynomial system of nomenclature: contrasted with binomial and mononomial.
- Also multinomial, plurinominal.
- A technical name consisting of more than two terms; a-polyonym.
- An algebraical expression consisting of two or more terms united by addition: as, Also multinomial.
- adj. algebra Able to be described or limited by a polynomial.
- adj. taxonomy of a polynomial name or entity
- n. algebra An expression consisting of a sum of a finite number of terms, each term being the product of a constant coefficient and one or more variables raised to a non-negative integer power, such as .
- n. taxonomy A taxonomic designation (such as of a subspecies) consisting of more than two terms.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Alg.) An expression composed of two or more terms, connected by the signs plus or minus; as, a2 - 2ab + b2.
- adj. Containing many names or terms; multinominal.
- adj. Consisting of two or more words; having names consisting of two or more words
- n. a mathematical function that is the sum of a number of terms
- adj. having the character of a polynomial
- poly- + -nomial (Wiktionary)
- poly- + (bi)nomial. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“This isn't a trivial difference; a model that can solve a problem in polynomial time really is fundamentally more powerful than one that takes exponential time.”
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“In this equation, d is called the polynomial's degree.”
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