Definition of polynomial time in English:

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polynomial time

noun

[mass 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.
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.

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