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Formed from Late Latin binōmium + -al. The derivation of binomium is unclear. It was used by Gérard de Crémone in the 12th century. Suggested sources are the Latin nomen (name), the Ancient Greek νομός (nomós, distribution, pasture), or the Old French nom (name).[1] Compare binomy and binominal, as well as the French binôme.

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binomial (not comparable)

  1. Consisting of two terms, or parts.

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polynomials by number of terms
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binomial (plural binomials)

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

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  • 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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binomial (masculine and feminine plural binomials)

  1. binomial

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binomial (feminine singular binomiale, masculine plural binomiaux, feminine plural binomiales)

  1. binomial

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binomial m, f (plural binomiais, comparable)

  1. binomial (consisting of two parts)

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binomial (plural binomiales)

  1. binomial

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