mul·​ti·​no·​mi·​al ˌməl-tē-ˈnō-mē-əl How to pronounce multinomial (audio)
: a mathematical expression that consists of the sum of several terms : polynomial
multinomial adjective

Word History


multi- + -nomial (as in binomial)

First Known Use

1690, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multinomial was in 1690

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Cite this Entry

“Multinomial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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