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Definition 1: a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic - [noun denoting quantity]

(coefficient is a kind of ...) a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context

"the velocity of light is a constant"

(... is a kind of coefficient ) a measure of the resistance to flow of a fluid under an applied force

(... is a kind of coefficient ) the fraction of radiant energy that passes through a substance

(... is a kind of coefficient ) the fraction of radiant energy that is reflected from a surface

(... is a kind of coefficient ) the fractional change in length or area or volume per unit change in temperature at a given constant pressure

(... is a kind of coefficient ) (physics) a coefficient that expresses how much of a specified property is possessed by a specified substance

(... is a kind of coefficient ) the ratio of the electromotive force produced in a circuit by self-induction to the rate of change of current producing it, expressed in henries

(... is a kind of coefficient ) a measure of the induction between two circuits; the ratio of the electromotive force in a circuit to the corresponding change of current in a neighboring circuit; usually measured in henries

(... is a kind of coefficient ) the ratio of the weight of an object being moved along a surface and the force that maintains contact between the object and the surface

(... is a kind of coefficient ) the ratio of the drag on a body moving through air to the product of the velocity and the surface area of the body

(... is a kind of coefficient ) a measure of the rate of decrease in the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (as light) as it passes through a given substance; the fraction of incident radiant energy absorbed per unit mass or thickness of an absorber

"absorptance equals 1 minus transmittance"

(... is a kind of coefficient ) (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance

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