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monomial
a number, a variable, or a product of numbers and variables

polynomial
a monomial or the sum of monomials

term
each monomial in a polynomial

binomial
a polynomial with exactly two terms

trinomial
a polynomial wih exactly three terms

coefficient
the number in front of a variable or the numbered term

degree of a monomial
the sum of the exponents of the variables

degree of a polynomial
the highest degree of its term

ascending order
a polynomial written with the least exponent first (variables in alphabetical order), the term with the next largest exponent is second, etc.

descending order
a polynomial with the greatest exponents first (variables in alphabetical order), then the next smallest exponent second, etc.

