Definition of polynomial time in English:

polynomial time

Syllabification: pol·y·no·mi·al time

noun

Computing
The time required for a computer to solve a problem, where this time is a simple polynomial function of the size of the input.
More example sentences
  • If you are given a proposed perfect partition, however, you can easily verify its correctness in polynomial time.
  • The computer algorithm concludes within polynomial time.
  • In other words, for a set of typical machines, we can always find a solution in polynomial time, and for a set of typical jobs, we can also find the best solution in polynomial time.

Definition of polynomial time in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day hubris
Pronunciation: ˈhjuːbrɪs
noun
excessive pride or self-confidence