Order of a polynomial

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In mathematics, the order of a polynomial may refer to:

  • Degree of a polynomial, the largest exponent or sum of exponents in any of its monomials
  • Multiplicative order, the number of times the polynomial is divisible by some value
  • The order of the polynomial considered as a power series, that is the degree of its non-zero term of lowest degree.
  • Order of a spline, either the degree of the polynomials defining the spline or the number of knot points used to determine it

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