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monomial

[moh-noh-mee-uh l, muh-] /moʊˈnoʊ mi əl, mə-/
adjective
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
3.
Algebra. a monomial expression or quantity.
Origin of monomial
1700-1710
First recorded in 1700-10; mon- + (bin)omial
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  • A monomial in algebra is a quantity which consists of a single term.

    Orthography Elmer W. Cavins
British Dictionary definitions for monomial

monomial

/mɒˈnəʊmɪəl/
noun
1.
(maths) an expression consisting of a single term, such as 5ax
adjective
2.
consisting of a single algebraic term
3.
(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-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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