Polynomial originates from poly-(many) and nomial-(term), so it says "many terms". An algebraic expression having only one, two and three terms are respectively called monomial, binomial and trinomial. The highest power of the variable in a polynomial is called the degree of the polynomial. A polynomial whose degree is one is called a linear polynomial. A polynomial whose degree is two is called a quadratic polynomial. A polynomial is an expression containing at least two arithmetical terms. A polynomial is a numerical expression comprising of factors, coefficients, and the activities of expansion, subtraction, increase, and non-negative number types.
Section 1: Polynomials