One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of an algebraic expression) consisting of one term.
An algebraic expression consisting of one term.
- ‘Having given rules for multiplication and division of monomials he then looked at ‘composite quantities’ or sums of monomials.’
- ‘We have checked that using the simpler monomial does not influence the results in any regime discussed.’
- ‘We next observe that the characteristic polynomial factors into the product of a quadratic polynomial and a monomial.’
- ‘He was first to define the monomials x, x 2, x 3,… and 1 / x, 1 / x 2, 1 / x 3,… and to give rules for products of any two of these.’
- ‘The essence of this method is in finding coefficients of basic monomials via the number of possible arrangements of a graph on a finite linearly ordered set that preserves the order of location of vertices.’
Early 18th century: from mono- ‘one’, on the pattern of binomial.
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