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# Binomial

Algebra. an expression that is a sum or difference of two terms, as 3 x + 2 y and x 2 − 4 x.
Zoology, Botany. a taxonomic name consisting of a generic and a specific term, used to designate species.
Algebra. consisting of or pertaining to two terms or a binomial.
Zoology, Botany. consisting of or characterized by binomials.
Historical Examples

International Congress of Arts and Science, Volume I Various
William Oughtred Florian Cajori
A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2) David Starr Jordan
The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies Walter Besant
Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A Review of Algebra Romeyn Henry Rivenburg
Orthography Elmer W. Cavins
Soul of a Bishop H. G. Wells
On a Donkey’s Hurricane Deck R. Pitcher Woodward
William Oughtred Florian Cajori

noun
a mathematical expression consisting of two terms, such as 3x + 2y
a two-part taxonomic name for an animal or plant See binomial nomenclature
referring to two names or terms
noun
binomial
(bī-nō’mē-əl)
A mathematical expression that is the sum of two monomials, such as 3a + 2b.

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• Binomial coefficient

any one of the coefficients of the variables in an expanded binomial series. noun (maths) any of the numerical factors which multiply the successive terms in a binomial expansion; any term of the form n!/(n–k)!k!: written (nk), nCk, or Cnk See also combination (sense 6)

• Binomial distribution

a distribution giving the probability of obtaining a specified number of successes in a finite set of independent trials in which the probability of a success remains the same from trial to trial. noun a statistical distribution giving the probability of obtaining a specified number of successes in a specified number of independent trials of […]

• Binomial experiment

noun (statistics) an experiment consisting of a fixed number of independent trials each with two possible outcomes, success and failure, and the same probability of success. The probability of a given number of successes is described by a binominal distribution See also Bernoulli trial

• Binomial law

Hardy-Weinberg law. a principle stating that in an infinitely large, randomly mating population in which selection, migration, and mutation do not occur, the frequencies of alleles and genotypes do not change from generation to generation. Hardy-Weinberg law (här’dē-wīn’bûrg) A fundamental principle in population genetics stating that the genotype frequencies and gene frequencies of a large, […]

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