# Definitions and Synonyms of *coefficient* | Another word for *coefficient* | What is *coefficient? *

*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

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*"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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