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### Meaning of POLYNOMIAL

 Pronunciation: `pâlee'nowmeeul WordNet Dictionary Definition: [n]  a mathematical expression that is the sum of a number of terms [adj]  having the character of a polynomial; "a polynomial expression" POLYNOMIAL is a 10 letter word that starts with P. See Also: Webster's 1913 Dictionary Definition: ```\Pol`y*no"mi*al\, n. [Poly- + -nomial, as in monomial, binomial: cf. F. polyn[^o]me.] (Alg.) An expression composed of two or more terms, connected by the signs plus or minus; as, a^{2} - 2ab + b^{2}. ``` ```\Pol`y*no"mi*al\, a. 1. Containing many names or terms; multinominal; as, the polynomial theorem. 2. Consisting of two or more words; having names consisting of two or more words; as, a polynomial name; polynomial nomenclature. ``` Computing Dictionary Definition: 1. An arithmetic expression composed by summing multiples of powers of some variable.` P(x) = sum a_i x^i for i = 0 .. N`The multipliers, a_i, are known as "coefficients" and N, the highest power of x with a non-zero coefficient, is known as the "degree" of the polynomial. If N=0 then P(x) is constant, if N=1, P(x) is linear in x. N=2 gives a "quadratic" and N=3, a "cubic".