Definition of Coefficient

1. Noun. A constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic.

Definition of Coefficient

1. a. Coöperating; acting together to produce an effect.

2. n. That which unites in action with something else to produce the same effect.

Definition of Coefficient

1. Adjective. cooperating ¹

2. Noun. (mathematics) A constant by which an algebraic term is multiplied. ¹

3. Noun. A number, value or item that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic. ¹

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Definition of Coefficient

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Medical Definition of Coefficient

1. 1. The 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. 2. The ratio or factor that relates a quantity observed under one set of conditions to that observed under standard conditions, usually when all variables are either 1 or a simple power of 10. Origin: L. Co-+ efficio (exfacio), to accomplish (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coefficient

coefficient (current term)
coefficient of absorption
coefficient of concordance
coefficient of consanguinity
coefficient of correlation
coefficient of drag
coefficient of elasticity
coefficient of expansion
coefficient of friction
coefficient of inbreeding
coefficient of kinship
coefficient of mutual induction
coefficient of reflection
coefficient of relationship
coefficient of self induction

Literary usage of Coefficient

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1. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"It is possible that in lower forms of life the sensational coefficient is all ... It is through the 'memory coefficient' of reality of all sorts that the ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1906)
"The coefficient of discharge by direct measurement in a calibrated hydraulic cistern, (a) to verify existing constants, and (b) to find the coefficient of ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"For most hard materials the coefficient of volume elasticity is usually calculated from measurements of Young's modulus or of the coefficient of rigidity, ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1922)
"On several occasions, when the question of expansion was discussed, it was noted that there was confusion in the use of the terms: the true coefficient of ..."

5. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"and Plana, gave a coefficient for the moon's mean motion agreeing with that found from observation by Halley. i is a rera causa always acting, and must, ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The derived function, or differential coefficient, of a function /(*) is always defined by the formula Rules for the formation of differential coefficients ..."

7. Bulletin by Ohio State Geologist, Ohio Division of Geological Survey (1904)
"Wm. D. Pence, of the Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind., with several of his students, carried on a series of tests to determine the coefficient of ..."

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