a) Able to be described or limited by a polynomial.
b) of a polynomial name or entity
2. noun
a) 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 .
b) A taxonomic designation (such as of a subspecies) consisting of more than two terms.

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