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## Definitions

### American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

1. adj. Of, relating to, or consisting of more than two names or terms.
2. n. A taxonomic designation consisting of more than two terms.
3. 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.
4. n. Mathematics An expression of two or more terms.

### Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

1. Containing many names or terms.
2. 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.
3. Also multinomial, plurinominal.
4. A technical name consisting of more than two terms; a-polyonym.
5. An algebraical expression consisting of two or more terms united by addition: as, Also multinomial.

### Wiktionary

1. adj. algebra Able to be described or limited by a polynomial.
2. adj. taxonomy of a polynomial name or entity
3. 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 .
4. n. taxonomy A taxonomic designation (such as of a subspecies) consisting of more than two terms.

### GNU Webster's 1913

1. n. (Alg.) An expression composed of two or more terms, connected by the signs plus or minus; as, a2 - 2ab + b2.
2. adj. Containing many names or terms; multinominal.
3. adj. Consisting of two or more words; having names consisting of two or more words

### WordNet 3.0

1. n. a mathematical function that is the sum of a number of terms
2. adj. having the character of a polynomial

## Etymologies

1. poly- + -nomial (Wiktionary)
2. poly- + (bi)nomial. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

## Examples

• “In the above examples, each piecewise polynomial is defined on an interval with the same length and thus forms a uniform basis.”

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• “The idea was to start a pendulum from several different heights in order to cover a range of velocities and then to use simultaneous algebraic equations to fit a two or three term polynomial to two or three lost-arc data-points, changing the exponents until the polynomial achieved good agreement with the other lost-arc data points.”

Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

• “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.”

Boing Boing: June 8, 2003 - June 14, 2003 Archives

• “And there are tons of computational complexity classes above the standard P and NP that represent problems that deterministic and non-deterministic Turing Machines can solve in polynomial time.”

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• “In this equation, d is called the polynomial's degree.”

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• “Also, all such calculations are done modulo another polynomial, which is called the irreducible polynomial for the field.”

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• “We call a polynomial p (x) with integer coefficients irreducible if p (x) cannot be written as a product of two polynomials with integer coefficients neither of which is a constant.”

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• “The degree of the polynomial is the degree of the term with highest degree.”

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• “-- Key wireless functions such as polynomial generation and multiply - accumulate for de-spreading functions (up to 16 complex code MACs/cycle) -- High precision FFTs with adaptive range management”

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• “(Since any polynomial which is zero in a neighborhood of a point must be identically zero.)”

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