- The definition of binomial is a name composed of two words.
An example of binomial is the full term of a scientific name, binomial nomenclature.
- Binomial is defined as a math term meaning two expressions connected by a plus or minus sign.
An example of a binomial is x – y.
- A binomial is the two-part scientific name of a plant or animal.
An example of a binomial is Canis familiaris, the scientific name for dog.
- a mathematical expression consisting of two terms connected by a plus or minus sign
- Taxonomy a two-word scientific name of a plant or animal, indicating genus and species
Origin of binomial; from Modern Latin binomium ; from Late Latin binomius ; from Classical Latin bi-, bi- + Classical Greek nomos, law (see -nomy) + -al
- composed of two terms
- of binomials
- Mathematics A polynomial with two terms.
- Biology A taxonomic name in binomial nomenclature.
Origin of binomialFrom New Latin bin&omacron;mius, having two names : bi–1 + French nom, name (from Latin n&omacron;men; see nominal).
- Consisting of two terms, or parts.
- Some people deprecate use of binomial and advocate use only of binominal in taxonomy. See species name for typesetting usage and example.