monomial

noun
mo·​no·​mi·​al | \ mä-ˈnō-mē-əl How to pronounce monomial (audio) , mə- \

Definition of monomial

1 : a mathematical expression consisting of a single term
2 : a taxonomic name consisting of a single word or term

Other Words from monomial

monomial adjective

First Known Use of monomial

circa 1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for monomial

blend of mon- and -nomial (as in binomial)

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The first known use of monomial was circa 1706

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“Monomial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monomial. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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