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.
co-operative (part of speech: adjective)
mathematics (part of speech: noun)
geometry, algorithm, integral, dividend, divisor, reciprocal, numerator, multiplicand, root, algebra, trigonometry, arithmetic, differential calculus, radix, cube, square root, cube root, logarithm, quadratics, antilogarithm, minuend, calculus, multiplier, exponent, subtrahend, fraction, increment, factor, quotient, formula, multiplicator, denominator, modulus, power, multiple, index
- Coefficient V. U. E. of brightness. - "Five of Maxwell's Papers", James Clerk Maxwell.
- This ratio is called" the coefficient of friction." - "The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays", J. (John) Joly.
- Given a missionary with a Bible in his hip- pocket or a peasant with a load of brushwood on his back and the same gastric coefficient, and you will have in either case a resulting expansion for six feet of coffin ground and a fraction of Allah's mercy. - "The Book of Khalid", Ameen Rihani.