# binomial

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

^{1}

## Other words from binomial

- bi·no·mi·al·ism, noun
- bi·no·mi·al·ly, adverb

## Words Nearby binomial

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## How to use binomial in a sentence

The genus is the first part of the two-part species naming system called “

*binomial*nomenclature.”Oughtred lays great stress upon expansions of powers of a

*binomial*.William Oughtred | Florian CajoriYou might as well try to rush the Proof of the

*binomial*Theorem.The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies | Walter BesantFor the reference to Ascanius' work, which is on the

*binomial*system, and subsequent to the 10th edit.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2) | Charles DarwinM. Méray wants to prove that a

*binomial*equation always has a root, or, in ordinary words, that an angle may always be subdivided.

A chapter catches my attention in the middle of the volume; it is headed, Newton's

*binomial*Theorem.The Life of the Fly | J. Henri Fabre

## British Dictionary definitions for binomial

/ (baɪˈnəʊmɪəl) /

a mathematical expression consisting of two terms, such as 3 x + 2 y

a two-part taxonomic name for an animal or plant: See binomial nomenclature

referring to two names or terms

## Origin of binomial

^{1}

## Derived forms of binomial

- binomially, adverb

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## Scientific definitions for binomial

[ bī-nō′mē-əl ]

A mathematical expression that is the sum of two monomials, such as 3a + 2b.

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