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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Binomial  \Bi*no"mi*al\,  n.  [L.  bis  twice  +  nomen  name:  cf  F. 
  binome  LL  binomius  (or  fr  bi-  +  Gr  ?  distribution  ?).  Cf 
  {Monomial}.]  (Alg.) 
  An  expression  consisting  of  two  terms  connected  by  the  sign 
  plus  (+)  or  minus  (-);  as  a  +  b,  or  7  -  3. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Binomial  \Bi*no"mi*al\,  a. 
  1.  Consisting  of  two  terms;  pertaining  to  binomials;  as  a 
  binomial  root. 
 
  2.  (Nat.  Hist.)  Having  two  names  --  used  of  the  system  by 
  which  every  animal  and  plant  receives  two  names  the  one 
  indicating  the  genus,  the  other  the  species,  to  which  it 
  belongs. 
 
  {Binomial  theorem}  (Alg.),  the  theorem  which  expresses  the 
  law  of  formation  of  any  power  of  a  binomial. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  binomial 
  adj  1:  relating  to  binomials;  "binomial  expression" 
  2:  consisting  of  two  names  or  terms;  "binomial  nomenclature" 
  n  :  a  quantity  expressed  as  a  sum  or  difference  of  two  terms 




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