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English translation: A number or symbol multiplied with a variable

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English term or phrase:coefficient
English translation:A number or symbol multiplied with a variable
Entered by: Fuad Yahya
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04:24 Jun 20, 2001
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English term or phrase: coefficient
in a pay slip. Does English have 'coefficient'? And what does it mean? It refers to a three-digit figure.
Kajuco
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:46
coefficient
Explanation:
Yes, English does have the word "coefficient." Whether it corresopnds to the term as it is used in your context or not is a question that I am not comfortable answering without additional context. Here is the American Heritage Dictionary's definition of the word "coefficient":

A number or symbol multiplied with a variable or an unknown quantity in an algebraic term, as 4 in the term 4x, or x in the term x(a + b).

Note: You may have intended to post the question under the French>English language pair, not the English>Arabic language pair.

Fuad
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Fuad Yahya
Grading comment
Yes, though I checked that the language combination wass French-> English, the computer made a mistake, several times over. Thanks for alerting me.
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Summary of answers provided
na +1coefficientFuad Yahya
naFactorAhmedAMS


  

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3 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
coefficient


Explanation:
Yes, English does have the word "coefficient." Whether it corresopnds to the term as it is used in your context or not is a question that I am not comfortable answering without additional context. Here is the American Heritage Dictionary's definition of the word "coefficient":

A number or symbol multiplied with a variable or an unknown quantity in an algebraic term, as 4 in the term 4x, or x in the term x(a + b).

Note: You may have intended to post the question under the French>English language pair, not the English>Arabic language pair.

Fuad


    American Heritage Dictionary
Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 893
Grading comment
Yes, though I checked that the language combination wass French-> English, the computer made a mistake, several times over. Thanks for alerting me.

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agree  AhmedAMS
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19 hrs
Factor


Explanation:
Factor is a preset quantity. In a pay slip, it could refer to a percentage of income tax to be deducted from the gross salary for example.


    Basic Arabic
AhmedAMS
Russian Federation
Local time: 16:46
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 64
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