- Consisting of several terms.More example sentences
- Plants and animals were given long, polynomial Latin names.
- The idea was that this trivial name would be easy to. remember and would trigger the memory of the plant's 'correct' polynomial name.
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- 1An expression of more than two algebraic terms, especially the sum of several terms that contain different powers of the same variable(s).More example sentences
- The papers look at algebraic curves, the Riemann Roch theorem and algebraic polynomials.
- But we would not be able to define the derivative using Paman's terms since we consider more complicated functions than the polynomials or power series which Paman considered.
- Hermite made important contributions to number theory and algebra, orthogonal polynomials, and elliptic functions.
- 1.1 Biology A Latin name with more than two parts.More example sentences
- Names were usually Latin phrases, polynomials, but could be a single word.
- Each distinct species was named with a lengthy Latin description known as a polynomial.
late 17th century: from poly- 'many', on the pattern of multinomial.
More definitions of polynomialDefinition of polynomial in:
- The US English dictionary