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coefficientco‧ef‧fi‧cient /ˌkəʊəˈfɪʃənt $ ˌkoʊ-/ noun [countable] technical  HMNthe number by which an unknown quantity is multiplied In 8pq, the coefficient of pq is 8.
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coefficientThis particular measure is the square of the correlation coefficient which has been used throughout Chapters 4 and 5.Correlation coefficients were calculated using the Spearman's non-parametric coefficient.If the plant's behaviour depends continuously on a single coefficient, then binary chopping is a safe standard approach.Take, for example, the coefficient estimated on B t in the equations: this is an estimate of.The relative magnitudes of the coefficients of the power series vary with the sort of vibration.The coefficient is expected to take a negative sign.The coefficient of variation within assays was 8.2% and between assays 12.8%.
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