From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpolynomialpol‧y‧no‧mi‧al /ˌpɒlɪˈnəʊmiəl $ ˌpɑːlɪˈnoʊ-/ noun [countable] technical a statement in algebra that contains several different numbers and signs which are equal to a specific amount polynomial equations

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polynomial• A more sophisticated approach fits different polynomials over different but overlapping terms to maturity.• Thus, higher polynomials can always be constructed to improve the fit when the simpler model breaks down.• Note that the ways of adding and multiplying polynomials in this new notation are precisely those you have always used.• In algebra they developed a concept of polynomials and pioneered an algebraic geometry that has traditionally been ascribed to Descartes.• We do not collect prime numbers or polynomials.• Each class comprises all those polynomials with a particular constant term.• Before beginning this attempted duplication we ought perhaps to remind ourselves exactly what polynomials are.