binomial

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See also: binominal (having two names)

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Etymology[edit]

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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Adjective[edit]

binomial

  1. Consisting of two terms, or parts.

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Noun[edit]

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.

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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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Adjective[edit]

binomial m, f (plural binomiais; comparable)

  1. binomial (consisting of two parts)

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

binomial m, f (plural binomiales)

  1. binomial