# monomial

[ moh-noh-mee-uh l, muh- ]

/ moʊˈnoʊ mi əl, mə- /

### adjective

Algebra.

- 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.

### noun

Algebra. a monomial expression or quantity.

## Words nearby monomial

## Origin of monomial

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## Examples from the Web for monomial

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

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## British Dictionary definitions for monomial

monomial

/ (mɒˈnəʊmɪəl) /

### noun

maths an expression consisting of a single term, such as 5 ax

### adjective

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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## Scientific definitions for monomial

monomial

[ mŏ-nō′mē-əl ]

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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