Similar Terms

similar terms

[¦sim·ə·lər ¦tərms]
(mathematics)
Terms that contain the same unknown factors and the same powers of these factors. Also known as like terms.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Similar Terms

 

Similar terms of a polynomial are monomials in the polynomial that differ only in their coefficients or sign or are identical; for example, the similar terms in the polynomial 2a + 5a3 b + 3ab2 - 3a3b are 5a3b and - 3a3b. Similar terms can be replaced by a single term equal to their algebraic sum (reduction of similar terms).

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And so Billy expounded the why of like in terms of realism, in the camp by the Umpqua River, while Possum expounded it, in similar terms of fang and appetite, on the rib of deer.
Coulson replied in similar terms. A waiter who was passing through the room hesitated, for it was a greeting which generally ended in a summons for him.
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This period shall be renewable for one or more similar terms after settling the decided fees.
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The Official Receiver said: "Most staff are transferring on existing or similar terms."
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