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 for binomial
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Binomial \Bi*no"mi*al\, n. [L. bis twice + nomen name: cf. F.
     binome, LL. binomius (or fr. bi- + Gr. ? distribution ?). Cf.
     Monomial.] (Alg.)
     An expression consisting of two terms connected by the sign
     plus (+) or minus (-); as, a + b, or 7 - 3.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Binomial \Bi*no"mi*al\, a.
     1. Consisting of two terms; pertaining to binomials; as, a
        binomial root.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Nat. Hist.) Having two names; -- used of the system by
        which every animal and plant receives two names, the one
        indicating the genus, the other the species, to which it
        [1913 Webster]
     Binomial theorem (Alg.), the theorem which expresses the
        law of formation of any power of a binomial.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or relating to or consisting of two terms; "binomial
      2: having or characterized by two names, especially those of
         genus and species in taxonomies; "binomial nomenclature of
         bacteria" [syn: binomial, binominal]
      n 1: (mathematics) a quantity expressed as a sum or difference
           of two terms; a polynomial with two terms

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "binomial":
     Linnaean, biaxial, bicameral, bicuspid, bifid, biform, binocular,
     binominal, bipartite, biped, bipetalous, bipinnate, bisexual,
     bivalent, classificatory, nomenclatural, onomastic, orismological,
     taxonomic, terminological, toponymic, toponymous, trinomial,

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