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1. (in mathematics) A number or other known factor by which a variable quantity is multiplied, e.g. in ax2 + bx + c = 0, a is the coefficient of x2 and b is the coefficient of x.

2. (in physics) A measure of a specified property of a particular substance under specified conditions, e.g. the coefficient of friction of a substance.

Subjects: Physics.


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