Dictionary:Degree

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{{#category_index:D|degree}} The highest power that a variable assumes in a polynomial expression, such as y=A+Bx+Cx2+... For a differential equation, the power of the highest derivative. Linear implies that the degree is one and that all terms beyond Bx are zero; quadratic, that it is two and terms beyond Cx2 are zero; cubic, three; quartic, four; etc.