Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mathematics An algebraic expression consisting of only one term.
  • n. Biology A taxonomic name consisting of a single word.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relative to an algebraic expression consisting of one term.
  • n. A single term consisting of a product of variables with positive integer exponents.
  • n. A single term consisting of a product of numbers and variables with positive integer exponents.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of but a single term or expression.
  • n. A single algebraic expression; that is, an expression unconnected with any other by the sign of addition, substraction, equality, or inequality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In algebra, consisting of only one term, and not of several added together.
  • In zoology and botany, same as mononomial.
  • n. In algebra, an expression or quantity consisting of a single term. See binomial. Also monome.

Etymologies

mon(o)- + (bin)omial.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Syncopic form of mononomial. (Wiktionary)

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