# Nonpolynomial vs. Polynomial

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## Difference Between Nonpolynomial and Polynomial

#### Nonpolynomialadjective

(algebra) Not polynomial.

#### Polynomialnoun

An expression consisting of a sum of a finite number of terms, each term being the product of a constant coefficient and one or more variables raised to a non-negative integer power, such as $a\_n\; x^n\; +\; a\_\{n-1\}x^\{n-1\}\; +\; ...\; +\; a\_0\; x^0$.

#### Nonpolynomialnoun

(algebra) An expression that is not a polynomial.

#### Polynomialnoun

(taxonomy) A taxonomic designation (such as of a subspecies) consisting of more than two terms.

#### Polynomialadjective

(algebra) Able to be described or limited by a polynomial.

#### Polynomialadjective

(taxonomy) of a polynomial name or entity

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#### Polynomialnoun

a mathematical expression that is the sum of a number of terms

#### Polynomialadjective

having the character of a polynomial;

*a polynomial expression*