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monomial

[moh-noh-mee-uh l, muh-]
adjective
  1. Algebra.
    1. consisting of one term only.
    2. (of a matrix) having exactly one non-zero term in each row and each column.
  2. Biology. noting or pertaining to a name that consists of a single word or term.
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noun
  1. Algebra. a monomial expression or quantity.
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Origin of monomial

First recorded in 1700–10; mon- + (bin)omial
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Historical Examples of monomial

  • A monomial in algebra is a quantity which consists of a single term.

    Orthography

    Elmer W. Cavins


British Dictionary definitions for monomial

monomial

noun
  1. maths an expression consisting of a single term, such as 5 ax
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adjective
  1. consisting of a single algebraic term
  2. biology of, relating to, or denoting a taxonomic name that consists of a single term
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Word Origin for monomial

C18: mono- + (bin) omial
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monomial in Science

monomial

[mŏ-nōmē-əl]
  1. An algebraic expression consisting of a single term, especially one of the form axn, where a is a number and n is an integer greater than or equal to 0.
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