— as in: 2x or y(a+b)
Divide by 2 to eliminate the leading
mathematics: a number that is multiplies a variable in an expression (such as 2 in 2x)
mathematics: any factor of a term (such as y in y(a+b))
— as in: coefficient of thermal expansion
of friction between the two objects.
physics: a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic (such as the coefficient of thermal expansion)
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