consisting of or characterized by two or more names or terms.

noun

Algebra.

(in one variable) an expression consisting of the sum of two or more terms each of which is the product of a constant and a variable raised to an integral power: ax2 + bx + c is a polynomial, where a, b, and c are constants and x is a variable.

a similar expression in more than one variable, as 4x2y3 − 3xy + 5x + 7.

Now Rare.Also called multinomial.any expression consisting of the sum of two or more terms, as 4x3 + cos x.

a polynomial name or term.

Biology. a species name containing more than two terms.

of, consisting of, or referring to two or more names or terms

noun

a mathematical expression consisting of a sum of terms each of which is the product of a constant and one or more variables raised to a positive or zero integral power. For one variable, x, the general form is given by: a0x n + a1x n–1 + … + a n–1x + a n, where a0, a1, etc, are real numbers

Also called: multinomialany mathematical expression consisting of the sum of a number of terms

biologya taxonomic name consisting of more than two terms, such as Parus major minor in which minor designates the subspecies