Binomial Definition

bī-nōmē-əl
adjective
Composed of two terms.
Webster's New World
Of binomials.
Webster's New World
Consisting of or relating to two names or terms.
American Heritage Medicine
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.
YourDictionary
Consisting of two terms, or parts.
Wiktionary
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noun
A polynomial with two terms.
American Heritage
A mathematical expression consisting of two terms connected by a plus or minus sign.
Webster's New World
A two-word scientific name of a plant or animal, indicating genus and species.
Webster's New World
A taxonomic name in binomial nomenclature.
American Heritage Medicine
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.
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other
A mathematical expression that is the sum of two monomials, such as 3 a + 2 b.
American Heritage Science

Other Word Forms of Binomial

Noun

Singular:
binomial
Plural:
binomials

Origin of Binomial

  • Formed from the Late Latin binōmi(us) + the English -al (suffix forming adjectives). Compare binomy and binominal, as well as the French binôme.

    From Wiktionary

  • From New Latin binōmius having two names bi– French nom name (from Latin nōmen nominal)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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