- Algebra. an expression that is a sum or difference of two terms, as 3x + 2y and x2 − 4x.
- Zoology, Botany. a taxonomic name consisting of a generic and a specific term, used to designate species.
- Algebra. consisting of or pertaining to two terms or a binomial.
- Zoology, Botany. consisting of or characterized by binomials.
Origin of binomial
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A binomial in algebra is a quantity consisting of two terms.Orthography
Elmer W. Cavins
The dot is used to indicate that the root of the binomial (not of 136 alone) is called for.William Oughtred
You might as well try to rush the Proof of the Binomial Theorem.The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies
Review the method of finding the square root of a binomial surd.
(a) Write the middle term of the expansion of by the binomial theorem.
- a mathematical expression consisting of two terms, such as 3 x + 2 y
- a two-part taxonomic name for an animal or plantSee binomial nomenclature
- referring to two names or terms
C16: from Medieval Latin binōmius from bi- 1 + Latin nōmen name
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Word Origin and History for binomial
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- Consisting of two terms or names, such as the genus and species names of organisms.
- A taxonomic name used in binomial nomenclature.
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- A mathematical expression that is the sum of two monomials, such as 3a + 2b.
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