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1An expression of more than two algebraic terms, especially the sum of several terms that contain different powers of the same variable(s)
- ‘This latter choice was justified because for several species a long-term decline, which started in the early 1970s, could be better described by a second order polynomial.’
- ‘Hermite made important contributions to number theory and algebra, orthogonal polynomials, and elliptic functions.’
- ‘The curve is a fitted second-degree polynomial.’
- ‘But we would not be able to define the derivative using Paman's terms since we consider more complicated functions than the polynomials or power series which Paman considered.’
- ‘The papers look at algebraic curves, the Riemann Roch theorem and algebraic polynomials.’
- 1.1Biology A Latin name with more than two parts.
- ‘Names were usually Latin phrases, polynomials, but could be a single word.’
- ‘Each distinct species was named with a lengthy Latin description known as a polynomial.’
Late 17th century: from poly- many on the pattern of multinomial.
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