binomial (baɪˈnəʊmɪəl) | |
—n | |
1. | a mathematical expression consisting of two terms, such as 3x + 2y |
2. | See binomial nomenclature a two-part taxonomic name for an animal or plant |
—adj | |
3. | referring to two names or terms |
[C16: from Medieval Latin binōmius from | |
bi'nomially | |
—adv |
Main Entry: | binomial |
Part of Speech: | n |
Definition: | See binominal name |
binomial bi·no·mi·al (bī-nō'mē-əl)
adj.
Consisting of two terms or names, such as the genus and species names of organisms. n.
A taxonomic name used in binomial nomenclature.
binomial (bī-nō'mē-əl) Pronunciation Key
A mathematical expression that is the sum of two monomials, such as 3a + 2b. |