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Pronunciation:  `kowu'fishunt

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[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: absolute viscosity, absorptance, absorption coefficient, coefficient of absorption, coefficient of drag, coefficient of expansion, coefficient of friction, coefficient of mutual induction, coefficient of reflection, coefficient of self induction, coefficient of viscosity, constant, drag coefficient, dynamic viscosity, expansivity, modulus, mutual inductance, reflectance, reflection factor, reflectivity, self-inductance, transmission, transmittance, weight, weighting



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Co`ef*fi"cient\, a.
    Co["o]perating; acting together to produce an effect.
    {Co`ef*fi"cient*ly}, adv.
  2. \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.
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