Coefficient
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Coefficient
1. A number indicating the amount of some change under certain specified
conditions, often expressed as a ratio.
For example, the coefficient of linear expansion of a substance is the
ratio of its change in length to the original length for a unit change of
temperature from a standard.
2. A constant in an algebraic equation.
3. One of several parts which combine to make a whole, as the maximum
deviation produced by each of several causes.
References
This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use