binomial coefficient


: a coefficient of a term in the expansion of the binomial (x + y)n according to the binomial theorem

Word History

First Known Use

1733, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of binomial coefficient was in 1733

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“Binomial coefficient.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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