# Definition of monomial in English:

## monomial

### Pronunciation /məˈnōmēəl//məˈnoʊmiəl/

Mathematics
• (of an algebraic expression) consisting of one term.

### noun

Mathematics
• An algebraic expression consisting of one term.

‘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.’
• ‘Having given rules for multiplication and division of monomials he then looked at ‘composite quantities’ or sums of monomials.’
• ‘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.’
• ‘We next observe that the characteristic polynomial factors into the product of a quadratic polynomial and a monomial.’
• ‘We have checked that using the simpler monomial does not influence the results in any regime discussed.’

### Origin

Early 18th century from mono-‘one’, on the pattern of binomial.