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## binomial

```  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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