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[koh-uh-fish-uh nt]
/ˌkoʊ əˈfɪʃ ənt/

1.

Mathematics. a number or quantity placed (generally) before and multiplying another quantity, as 3 in the expression 3x.

2.

Physics. a number that is constant for a given substance, body, or process under certain specified conditions, serving as a measure of one of its properties:

coefficient of friction.

3.

acting in consort; cooperating.

British Dictionary definitions for coefficient

/ˌkəʊɪˈfɪʃənt/

noun

1.

(maths)

- a numerical or constant factor in an algebraic term: the coefficient of the term 3xyz is 3
- the product of all the factors of a term excluding one or more specified variables: the coefficient of x in 3axyz is 3ayz

2.

(physics) a value that relates one physical quantity to another

Word Origin

C17: from New Latin coefficiēns, from Latin co- together + efficere to effect

Word Origin and History for coefficient

coefficient in Medicine

**coefficient** co·ef·fi·cient (kō'ə-fĭsh'ənt)*n.*

The mathematical expression of the amount or degree of any quality possessed by a substance, or of the degree of physical or chemical change normally occurring in that substance under stated conditions.

coefficient in Science

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