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multinomial

[muhl-ti-noh-mee-uh l]
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noun Algebra Now Rare.
  1. polynomial(def 2c).
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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

noun
  1. another name for polynomial (def. 2b)
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Word Origin

C17: from multi- + -nomial as in binomial
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multinomial in Science

multinomial

[mŭl′tĭ-nōmē-əl]
  1. See polynomial.
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