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English definition of “coefficient”

coefficient

noun [C]  /ˌkoʊ·ɪˈfɪʃ·ənt/ us  
mathematics a number or symbol that is written in front of and multiplies another number or symbol chemistry A coefficient is also a number that is used to measure the characteristics of a substance. coefficient of friction physics The coefficient of friction is a measure of how easily one object slides across the surface of another, calculated by the force that is being used and the amount of friction.
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