# binomially

## binomial

[bahy-noh-mee-uhl]
noun
1.
Algebra. an expression that is a sum or difference of two terms, as 3 x + 2 y and x 2 − 4 x.
2.
Zoology, Botany. a taxonomic name consisting of a generic and a specific term, used to designate species.
adjective
3.
Algebra. consisting of or pertaining to two terms or a binomial.
4.
Zoology, Botany. consisting of or characterized by binomials.

Origin:
1550–60; < Late Latin binōmi(us) having two names (compare Latin binōminis) + -al1. See bi-1, nominal

binomialism, noun
binomially, adverb
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 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-1 + Latin nōmenname] bi'nomially —adv

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binomial
1550s, from L.L. binomius "having two personal names" (from bi- + nomius, from nomen; see name). Taken up 16c. in the algebraic sense "consisting of two terms."
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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.

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 binomial   (bī-nō'mē-əl)  Pronunciation Key  A mathematical expression that is the sum of two monomials, such as 3a + 2b.
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