monomial

noun

mo·​no·​mi·​al mä-ˈnō-mē-əl How to pronounce monomial (audio)
mə-
1
: a mathematical expression consisting of a single term
2
: a taxonomic name consisting of a single word or term
monomial adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 17 Jun. 2024.

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