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coefficient

noun [C] uk   /ˌkəʊ.ɪˈfɪʃ.ənt/  us   /ˌkoʊ-/ specialized
a value, in mathematics, that appears in front of and multiplies another value: In 2x + 4y = 7, 2 is the coefficient of x.
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