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Definition of coefficient:

  1. A number or letter put before a letter or quantity, known or unknown, to show how many times the latter is to be taken; as, 6x; bx; here 6 and b are coefficients of x.
  2. A number, commonly used in computation as a factor, expressing the amount of some change or effect under certain fixed conditions as to temperature, length, volume, etc.; as, the coefficient of expansion; the coefficient of friction.
  3. Cooperating; acting together to produce an effect.
  4. That which unites in action with something else to produce the same effect.


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