Meaning of coefficient

co•ef•fi•cient

Pronunciation: (kō"u-fish'unt), [key]
— n.
  1. a number or quantity placed (generally) before and multiplying another quantity, as 3 in the expression 3x.
  2. a number that is constant for a given substance, body, or process under certain specified conditions, serving as a measure of one of its properties: coefficient of friction.
—adj.
  1. acting in consort; cooperating.
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