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  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. 
  {Co`ef*fi"cient*ly},  adv 
 
  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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