polynomial(redirected from Order and degree of polynomial)
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Of, relating to, or consisting of more than two names or terms.
1. A taxonomic designation consisting of more than two terms.
a. An algebraic expression consisting of one or more summed terms, each term consisting of a constant multiplier and one or more variables raised to nonnegative integral powers. For example, x2 - 5x + 6 and 2p3q + y are polynomials. Also called multinomial.
b. An expression of two or more terms.
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