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:   amount, biquadratic, biquadratic polynomial, monic polynomial, quadratic, quadratic polynomial, quartic polynomial, series, sum, total  
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 nonzero 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". 2. polynomialtime. 


