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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A homogeneous polynomial having two or more variables.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A homogeneous polynomial in two or more variables.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A homogeneous algebraic function of two or more variables, in general containing only positive integral powers of the variables, and called quadric, cubic, quartic, etc., according as it is of the second, third, fourth, fifth, or a higher degree. These are further called binary, ternary, quaternary, etc., according as they contain two, three, four, or more variables; thus, the quantic ´┐Ż is a binary cubic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mathematics, a rational integral homogeneous function of two or more variables.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a homogeneous polynomial having at least two variables

Etymologies

Latin quantus, how much; see quantity + -ic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin quantus ("how much"). (Wiktionary)

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