is of degree , denoted . The (structural) degree of a polynomial is implemented in the Wolfram Language as Exponent[poly, x]. Richardson's theorem proves that it is recursively undecidable to determine the degree of an arbitrary polynomial.
See alsoDegree, Polynomial, Polynomial Order, Richardson's Theorem
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Weisstein, Eric W. "Polynomial Degree." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource. https://mathworld.wolfram.com/PolynomialDegree.html