coefficient for cooperating

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My voca-book says "coefficient" has the meaning of "cooperating" or "co-functiong". Is this a normal usage other than its basic meaning of "a number used for math"?

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In my experience coefficient is exclusively a mathematical term. I have never seen it used otherwise and I disagree with the definitions "cooperating" and "co-functioning". So do many dictionaries.
 

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It's defined as below, but as you said, I have never heard of such definition, either, and I don't know why the writer of the voca-book inserted it in it.

Coefficient | Define Coefficient at Dictionary.com
adjective
3. acting in consort; cooperating.
 
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