[moh-noh-mee-uh l, muh-]
- consisting of one term only.
- (of a matrix) having exactly one non-zero term in each row and each column.
- Biology. noting or pertaining to a name that consists of a single word or term.
- Algebra. a monomial expression or quantity.
Origin of monomial
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A monomial in algebra is a quantity which consists of a single term.Orthography
Elmer W. Cavins
- maths an expression consisting of a single term, such as 5 ax
- consisting of a single algebraic term
- biology of, relating to, or denoting a taxonomic name that consists of a single term
Word Origin for monomial
C18: mono- + (bin) omial
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- 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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