binomial coefficient

noun Mathematics.

any one of the coefficients of the variables in an expanded binomial series.

Origin of binomial coefficient

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for binomial coefficient

binomial coefficient


maths any of the numerical factors which multiply the successive terms in a binomial expansion; any term of the form n !/(n–k)! k !: written (n k), n C k, or C n kSee also combination (def. 6)
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