binomial


bi·no·mi·al

noun \bī-ˈnō-mē-əl\

mathematics : an expression consisting of two terms connected by a plus sign or minus sign

Full Definition of BINOMIAL

1
:  a mathematical expression consisting of two terms connected by a plus sign or minus sign
2
:  a biological species name consisting of two terms
binomial adjective
bi·no·mi·al·ly \-mē-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of BINOMIAL

  1. the binomial a + b

Origin of BINOMIAL

New Latin binomium, from Medieval Latin, neuter of binomius having two names, alteration of Latin binominis, from bi- + nomin-, nomen name — more at name
First Known Use: 1557

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

bi·no·mi·al

noun \bī-ˈnō-mē-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BINOMIAL

: a biological species name consisting of two terms
binomial adjective

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