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coefficient

## coefficient

```  3  definitions  found

From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]:

Coefficient  \Co`ef*fi"cient\,  a.
Co["o]perating;  acting  together  to  produce  an  effect.

From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]:

Coefficient  \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.

From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]:

coefficient
n  :  a  constant  number  that  serves  as  a  measure  of  some  property
or  characteristic
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