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### English Definitions

**coefficient**

N

a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic

N

a measure of the rate of decrease in the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (as light) as it passes through a given substance; the fraction of incident radiant energy absorbed per unit mass or thickness of an absorber

N

a coefficient of agreement (concordance) between different sets of rank orderings of the same set of things

N

a statistic representing how closely two variables co-vary; it can vary from -1 (perfect negative correlation) through 0 (no correlation) to +1 (perfect positive correlation)

N

the ratio of the drag on a body moving through air to the product of the velocity and the surface area of the body

N

(physics) the ratio of the applied stress to the change in shape of an elastic body

N

the fractional change in length or area or volume per unit change in temperature at a given constant pressure

N

the ratio of the weight of an object being moved along a surface and the force that maintains contact between the object and the surface

N

a measure of the induction between two circuits; the ratio of the electromotive force in a circuit to the corresponding change of current in a neighboring circuit; usually measured in henries

N

the fraction of radiant energy that is reflected from a surface

**coefficient** of

self induction

N

the ratio of the electromotive force produced in a circuit by self-induction to the rate of change of current producing it, expressed in henries

N

a measure of the resistance to flow of a fluid under an applied force

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