# Definitions for **polynomial**ˌpɒl əˈnoʊ mi əl

### This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word **polynomial**

### Princeton's WordNet

polynomial, multinomial(adj)

a mathematical function that is the sum of a number of terms

polynomial, multinomial(adj)

having the character of a polynomial

"a polynomial expression"

### Wiktionary

polynomial(Noun)

An expression consisting of a sum of a finite number of terms, each term being the product of a constant coefficient and one or more variables raised to a non-negative integer power, such as .

polynomial(Noun)

A taxonomic designation (such as of a subspecies) consisting of more than two terms.

polynomial(Adjective)

Able to be described or limited by a polynomial.

polynomial(Adjective)

of a polynomial name or entity

**Origin:** poly- + -nomial

### Webster Dictionary

Polynomial(noun)

an expression composed of two or more terms, connected by the signs plus or minus; as, a2 - 2ab + b2

Polynomial(adj)

containing many names or terms; multinominal; as, the polynomial theorem

Polynomial(adj)

consisting of two or more words; having names consisting of two or more words; as, a polynomial name; polynomial nomenclature

**Origin:** [Poly- + -nomial, as in monomial, binomial: cf. F. polynme.]

### Freebase

Polynomial

In mathematics, polynomials are the simplest class of mathematical expressions. A polynomial is an expression constructed from variables and constants, using only the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and non-negative integer exponents. However, the division by a constant is allowed, because the multiplicative inverse of a non-zero constant is also a constant. For example, x² − x/4 + 7 is a polynomial, but x² − 4/x + 7x3/2 is an algebraic expression that is not a polynomial, because its second term involves a division by the variable x, and also because its third term contains an exponent that is not a non-negative integer. A polynomial function is a function which is defined by a polynomial. Sometimes, the term polynomial is reserved for the polynomials that are explicitly written as a sum of terms involving only multiplications and exponentiation by non negative integer exponents. In this context, the other polynomials are called polynomial expressions. For example, is a polynomial expression that represents the same thing as the polynomial The term "polynomial", as an adjective, can also be used for quantities that can be expressed as a polynomial of some parameter, as in polynomial time, which is used in computational complexity theory.

# Translations for **polynomial**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- polinoom, polinomiesAfrikaans
- polinomi, polinomialCatalan, Valencian
- polynomCzech
- PolynomGerman
- πολυώνυμο, πολυωνυμικόςGreek
- polinomial, polinomio, polinómicoSpanish
- polynomi, polynominenFinnish
- polynominale, polynôme, polynomial, polynomiale, polynominalFrench
- polinomiális, polinomHungarian
- margliðaIcelandic
- polinomiale, polinomioItalian
- 多項式Japanese
- polynomNorwegian
- wielomianowy, wielomianPolish
- polinomial, polinómioPortuguese
- polinomial, polinom, polinomicRomanian
- многочленный, полиномиальныйRussian
- polynom, polynomiellSwedish
- polinomTurkish

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