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Meaning of COEFFICIENT

 Pronunciation: `kowu'fishunt WordNet Dictionary Definition: [n]  a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic COEFFICIENT is a 11 letter word that starts with C. See Also: Webster's 1913 Dictionary Definition: ```\Co`ef*fi"cient\, a. Co["o]perating; acting together to produce an effect. {Co`ef*fi"cient*ly}, adv. ``` ```\Co`ef*fi"cient\, n. 1. That which unites in action with something else to produce the same effect. 2. [Cf. F. coefficient.] (Math.) A number or letter put before a letter or quantity, known or unknown, to show how many times the latter is to be taken; as, 6x; bx; here 6 and b are coefficients of x. 3. (Physics) A number, commonly used in computation as a factor, expressing the amount of some change or effect under certain fixed conditions as to temperature, length, volume, etc.; as, the coefficient of expansion; the coefficient of friction. {Arbitrary coefficient} (Math.), a literal coefficient placed arbitrarily in an algebraic expression, the value of the coefficient being afterwards determined by the conditions of the problem. ``` Thesaurus Terms Related Terms: coacting, coactive, coadjutant, coadjuvant, collaborative, collective, collectivist, collectivistic, collusive, combined, commensal, common, communal, communalist, communalistic, communist, communistic, communitarian, concerted, concordant, concurrent, concurring, conjoint, conniving, cooperant, cooperating, cooperative, ecumenic, fellow, harmonious, harmonized, joint, mutual, noncompetitive, reciprocal, symbiotic, synergetic, synergic, synergistic, uncompetitive