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)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About monomial

Time Traveler for monomial

Time Traveler

The first known use of monomial was circa 1706

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near monomial

monometrical

monomial

monomict

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for monomial

Cite this Entry

“Monomial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monomial. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on monomial

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for monomial

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!