Definition of Binomial

1. Noun. (mathematics) a quantity expressed as a sum or difference of two terms; a polynomial with two terms.

Generic synonyms: Quantity
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or consisting of two terms. "Binomial expression"

3. Adjective. Having or characterized by two names, especially those of genus and species in taxonomies. "Binomial nomenclature of bacteria"
Exact synonyms: Binominal
Similar to: Onymous

Definition of Binomial

1. n. An expression consisting of two terms connected by the sign plus (+) or minus (-); as, a + b, or 7 - 3.

2. a. Consisting of two terms; pertaining to binomials; as, a binomial root.

Definition of Binomial

1. Adjective. Consisting of two terms, or parts. ¹

2. Noun. (algebra) A polynomial with two terms. ¹

3. Noun. (algebra) A quantity expressed as the sum or difference of two terms. ¹

4. Noun. (biology taxonomy) A scientific name at the rank of species, with two terms: a generic name and a specific name. ¹

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Definition of Binomial

1. an algebraic expression [n -S]

Medical Definition of Binomial

1. An expression consisting of two terms connected by the sign plus (+) or minus; as, a+b, or 7-3. Origin: L. Bis twice + nomen name: cf. F. Binome, LL. Binomius (or fr. Bi- + Gr. Distribution ?). Cf. Monomial. 1. Consisting of two terms; pertaining to binomials; as, a binomial root. 2. 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 belongs. Binomial theorem, the theorem which expresses the law of formation of any power of a binomial. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Binomial

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Literary usage of Binomial

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1915)
"Van Name, Willard G., "Losing the Advantages of the binomial System of ... Linnaean system of binomial nomenclature the generic name plays two quite ..."

2. Algebra: An Elementary Text Book for the Higher Classes of Secondary Schools by George Chrystal (1889)
"Such a series stands in the same relation to the simple binomial Series as does the ... We may therefore speak of it as an Integro- binomial Series. ..."

3. Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus by William Anthony Granville, Percey Franklyn Smith (1904)
"binomial differentials. A differential of the form where a and b are any constants and the exponents m, n, p are rational numbers, is called a binomial ..."

4. College Algebra by James Harrington Boyd (1901)
"The number of terms in the expansion it one greater than the exponent of the binomial. 2. The first term of the binomial appears in the first term of the ..."

5. Algebra for the Use of Colleges and Schools: With Numerous Examples by Isaac Todhunter (1879)
"The exponent of x in the first term is the same as the number of binomial factors, and in the succeeding terms each exponent is less than that of the ..."

6. Elementary Algebra: Embracing the First Principles of the Science by Charles Davies (1851)
"It is evident that when both terms of the given binomial are plus, all the terms ... If the second term of the binomial is negative, then a/I the odd terms, ..."

7. College Algebra by Webster Wells (1890)
"THE binomial THEOREM. POSITIVE INTEGRAL EXPONENT. 442. The. binomial Theorem is a formula by means of which any power of a binomial may be 'expanded into a ..."

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