binomial
[ bahynohmeeuh l ]
/ baɪˈnoʊ mi əl /

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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binomial
/ (baɪˈnəʊmɪəl) /
noun
a mathematical expression consisting of two terms, such as 3 x + 2 y
a twopart taxonomic name for an animal or plantSee binomial nomenclature
adjective
referring to two names or terms
Word Origin for binomial
C16: from Medieval Latin binōmius from bi 1 + Latin nōmen name
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binomial
1550s (n.); 1560s (adj.), from Late Latin binomius "having two personal names," a hybrid from bi (see bi) + nomius, from nomen (see name (n.)). Taken up 16c. in the algebraic sense "consisting of two terms."
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binomial
[ bīnō′mēəl ]
adj.
Consisting of two terms or names, such as the genus and species names of organisms.
n.
A taxonomic name used in binomial nomenclature.
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binomial
[ bīnō′mēəl ]
A mathematical expression that is the sum of two monomials, such as 3a + 2b.
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