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# monomial

[moh-noh-mee-uh l, muh-]
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1. Algebra.
1. consisting of one term only.
2. (of a matrix) having exactly one non-zero term in each row and each column.
2. Biology. noting or pertaining to a name that consists of a single word or term.
noun
1. Algebra. a monomial expression or quantity.

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First recorded in 1700–10; mon- + (bin)omial
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## Examples from the Web for monomial

### Historical Examples

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

Orthography

Elmer W. Cavins

British Dictionary definitions for monomial

# monomial

noun
1. maths an expression consisting of a single term, such as 5 ax
1. consisting of a single algebraic term
2. 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 in Science

# monomial

[mŏ-nōmē-əl]
1. 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.