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# binomial

## CIDE DICTIONARY

**binomial**, n. [L.

*bis*twice +

*nomen*name: cf. F.

*binome*, LL.

*binomius*(or fr.

*bi-*+ Gr. distribution ?). Cf. Monomial.].

An expression consisting of two terms connected by the sign plus (+) or minus (-); as, a + b , or 7 - 3 . [

*1913 Webster*]**binomial**, a.

- Consisting of two terms; pertaining to binomials; as, a binomial root. [
*1913 Webster*] - 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. [
*1913 Webster*]

**Binomial theorem**

*(Alg.)*,

## OXFORD DICTIONARY

**binomial**, n. & adj.

--n.

1 an algebraic expression of the sum or the difference of two terms.

2 a two-part name, esp. in taxonomy.

--adj. consisting of two terms.

Idiom

binomial classification a system of classification using two terms, the first one indicating the genus and the second the species. binomial distribution a frequency distribution of the possible number of successful outcomes in a given number of trials in each of which there is the same probability of success. binomial theorem a formula for finding any power of a binomial without multiplying at length.

Derivative

binomially adv.

Etymology

F bin{ocirc}me or mod.L binomium (as BI-, Gk nomos part, portion)

## THESAURUS

**binomial**

Linnaean, biaxial, bicameral, bicuspid, bifid, biform, binocular, binominal, bipartite, biped, bipetalous, bipinnate, bisexual, bivalent, classificatory, nomenclatural, onomastic, orismological, taxonomic, terminological, toponymic, toponymous, trinomial, unibivalent
## ROGET THESAURUS

**binomial**

### Duality

**N**duality, dualism, duplicity, biplicity, biformity, polarity, two, deuce, couple, duet, brace, pair, cheeks, twins, Castor and Pollux, gemini, Siamese twins, fellows, yoke, conjugation, dispermy, doublets, dyad, span, two, twin, dual, dualistic, double, binary, binomial, twin, biparous, dyadic, conduplicate, duplex, biduous, binate, diphyletic, dispermic, unijugate, tete-a-tete, coupled, conjugate, both, both the one and the other.

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