HyperDic: coefficient

English > 1 sense of the word coefficient:
NOUNquantitycoefficienta constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic / characteristic
coefficient > pronunciation
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English > coefficient: 1 sense > noun 1, quantity
MeaningA constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic / characteristic.
Narrowerabsorption coefficient, coefficient of absorption, absorptanceA measure of the rate of decrease in the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (as light) as it passes through a given substance
coefficient of expansion, expansivityThe fractional change in length or area or volume per unit change in temperature at a given constant pressure
coefficient of frictionThe ratio of the weight of an object being moved along a surface and the force that maintains contact between the object and the surface
coefficient of mutual induction, mutual inductanceA measure of the induction between two circuits
coefficient of reflection, reflection factor, reflectance, reflectivityThe fraction of radiant energy that is reflected from a surface
coefficient of self induction, self-inductanceThe ratio of the electromotive force produced in a circuit by self-induction to the rate of change of current producing it, expressed in henries
coefficient of viscosity, absolute viscosity, dynamic viscosityA measure of the resistance to flow of a fluid under an applied force
drag coefficient, coefficient of dragThe ratio of the drag on a body moving through air to the product of the velocity and the surface area of the body
modulus(physics) a coefficient that expresses how much of a specified property is possessed by a specified substance
transmittance, transmissionThe fraction of radiant energy that passes through a substance
weight, weighting(statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance
BroaderconstantA number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context

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