multinomial

[ muhl-ti-noh-mee-uhl ]
/ ˌmʌl tɪˈnoʊ mi əl /

noun Algebra Now Rare.

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Origin of multinomial

1600–10; multi- + -nomial, on the model of polynomial, binomial
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British Dictionary definitions for multinomial

multinomial
/ (ˌmʌltɪˈnəʊmɪəl) /

noun

another name for polynomial (def. 2b)

Word Origin for multinomial

C17: from multi- + -nomial as in binomial
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Scientific definitions for multinomial

multinomial
[ mŭl′tĭ-nōmē-əl ]

See polynomial.
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