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coefficient
as in:  2x or y(a+b)


Divide by 2 to eliminate the leading coefficient.
  mathematics:  a number that is multiplies a variable in an expression (such as 2 in 2x)

or:

mathematics:  any factor of a term (such as y in y(a+b))
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