binomial

See also: binominal (having two names)

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EtymologyEdit

Formed from the Late Latin binōmi(us) + the English -al (suffix forming adjectives). Compare binomy and binominal, as well as the French binôme.

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AdjectiveEdit

binomial

  1. Consisting of two terms, or parts.

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NounEdit

binomial (plural binomials)

  1. (algebra) A polynomial with two terms.
  2. (algebra) A quantity expressed as the sum or difference of two terms.
  3. (biology, taxonomy) A scientific name at the rank of species, with two terms: a generic name and a specific name.

Usage notesEdit

  • Some people deprecate use of binomial and advocate use only of binominal in taxonomy. See species name for typesetting usage and example.

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AdjectiveEdit

binomial m, f (plural binomiais; comparable)

  1. binomial (consisting of two parts)

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AdjectiveEdit

binomial m, f (plural binomiales)

  1. binomial
Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 02:08