Math Definitions - Letter P


Definition of Polynomial

Definition of Polynomial

A polynomial is a function that involves constants and positive powers of variables that are combined together using addition, subtraction and multiplication.

Polynomials do not include:

  • Division by a variable
  • Negative powers of variables
  • An infinite number of terms
  • Functions other than powers of \(x\) and constants


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter P

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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