Binomial meaning

bī-nōmē-əl
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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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.

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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.

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Consisting of or relating to two names or terms.
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(mathematics) A polynomial with two terms.
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Consisting of or relating to two names or terms.
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A mathematical expression consisting of two terms connected by a plus or minus sign.
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(taxonomy) A two-word scientific name of a plant or animal, indicating genus and species.
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Composed of two terms.
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Of binomials.
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(biology) A taxonomic name in binomial nomenclature.
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A mathematical expression that is the sum of two monomials, such as 3 a + 2 b.
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Consisting of two terms, or parts.
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(algebra) A polynomial with two terms.
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(algebra) A quantity expressed as the sum or difference of two terms.
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(biology, taxonomy) A scientific name at the rank of species, with two terms: a generic name and a specific name.
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(biology) A taxonomic name in binomial nomenclature.
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Origin of binomial

  • 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

  • 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