binomial coefficient


noun Mathematics.

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

Nearby words

  1. binocular microscope,
  2. binocular rivalry,
  3. binocular vision,
  4. binoculars,
  5. binomial,
  6. binomial distribution,
  7. binomial experiment,
  8. binomial nomenclature,
  9. binomial series,
  10. binomial theorem


Origin of binomial coefficient

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for binomial coefficient

binomial coefficient

noun

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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