binomial
[bahynohmeeuh l]

noun
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.
adjective
Algebra. consisting of or pertaining to two terms or a binomial.
Zoology, Botany. consisting of or characterized by binomials.
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Origin of binomial
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Examples from the Web for binomial
Historical Examples of binomial
Natural Science is not the invention of man, more than is the law of gravitation, the law of equilibrium, or the binomial theorem.
The New Avatar and The Destiny of the SoulJirah D. Buck
The dot is used to indicate that the root of the binomial (not of 136 alone) is called for.
William OughtredFlorian Cajori
What can a binomial theorem be, especially one whose author is Newton, the great English mathematician who weighed the worlds?
The Life of the FlyJ. Henri Fabre
At the age of twentyone he wrote a treatise upon the Binomial Theorem, which has had a European vogue.
Memoirs of Sherlock HolmesSir Arthur Conan Doyle
Suppose we are concerned in proving the law of expansion of the binomial theorem.
Studies in Logical TheoryJohn Dewey
binomial
noun
adjective
Word Origin for binomial
C16: from Medieval Latin binōmius from bi 1 + Latin nōmen name
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binomial
[bīnō′mēəl]
adj.
n.
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binomial
[bīnō′mēəl]
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