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Meaning of monomial

mo•no•mi•al

Pronunciation: (mō-nō'mē-ul, mu-), [key]
— adj.
    1. consisting of one term only.
    2. (of a matrix) having exactly one non-zero term in each row and each column.
  1. noting or pertaining to a name that consists of a single word or term.
—n.
  1. a monomial expression or quantity.
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