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(of a polynomial) having the coefficient of the term of highest degree equal to one.
- ‘His proof in the text is based on decomposing a monic polynomial of degree 2 n into the product of two monic polynomials of degree m = 2 n - 1.’
1930s: from mono- + -ic.
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