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Meaning of BINOMIAL

Pronunciation:  bI'nowmeeul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a quantity expressed as a sum or difference of two terms
  2. [adj]  relating to binomials; "binomial expression"
  3. [adj]  consisting of two names or terms; "binomial nomenclature"

BINOMIAL is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: quantity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bi*no"mi*al\, n. [L. bis twice + nomen name: cf. F.
    binome, LL. binomius (or fr. bi- + Gr. ? distribution ?). Cf.
    {Monomial}.] (Alg.)
    An expression consisting of two terms connected by the sign
    plus (+) or minus (-); as, a + b, or 7 - 3.
  2. \Bi*no"mi*al\, a.
    1. Consisting of two terms; pertaining to binomials; as, a
       binomial root.
    2. (Nat. Hist.) Having two names; -- used of the system by
       which every animal and plant receives two names, the one
       indicating the genus, the other the species, to which it
    {Binomial theorem} (Alg.), the theorem which expresses the
       law of formation of any power of a binomial.
Thesaurus Terms
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