# monomial

[moh-noh-mee-uh l, muh-]

- Algebra.
- consisting of one term only.
- (of a matrix) having exactly one non-zero term in each row and each column.

- Biology. noting or pertaining to a name that consists of a single word or term.

- Algebra. a monomial expression or quantity.

## Origin of monomial^{}

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#### A monomial in algebra is a quantity which consists of a single term.

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# monomial

- maths an expression consisting of a single term, such as 5 ax

- consisting of a single algebraic term
- biology of, relating to, or denoting a taxonomic name that consists of a single term

## Word Origin

C18: mono- + (bin) omial

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# monomial

[mŏ-nō′mē-əl]

- An algebraic expression consisting of a single term, especially one of the form axn, where a is a number and n is an integer greater than or equal to 0.

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