monomial

[moh-noh-mee-uhl, muh-]
adjective
1.
Algebra.
a.
consisting of one term only.
b.
(of a matrix) having exactly one non-zero term in each row and each column.
2.
Biology. noting or pertaining to a name that consists of a single word or term.
noun
3.
Algebra. a monomial expression or quantity.

Origin:
1700–10; mon- + (bin)omial

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monomial (mɒˈnəʊmɪəl)
 
n
1.  maths an expression consisting of a single term, such as 5ax
 
adj
2.  consisting of a single algebraic term
3.  biology of, relating to, or denoting a taxonomic name that consists of a single term
 
[C18: mono- + (bin)omial]

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monomial   (mŏ-nō'mē-əl)  Pronunciation Key 
An algebraic expression consisting of a single term, especially one of the form axn, where a is a number and n is an integer greater than or equal to 0.
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Add and subtract rational fractions with monomial and binomial denominators.
Students should also become comfortable with operations on monomial and polynomial expressions.
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