coefficient

  

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1. Mathematics: Number or other known factor (usually a constant) by which another number or factor (usually a variable) is multiplied. For example, in the equation ax2 + bx + c = 0, 'a' is the coefficient of x2, and 'b' is the coefficient of x.
2. Physics and statistics: Measure of a specified characteristic or property of a particular body, material, phenomenon, process, etc., under specified conditions.

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