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1. Maths an expression consisting of a single term, such as 5ax
2. consisting of a single algebraic term
3. Biology of, relating to, or denoting a taxonomic name that consists of a single term



the simplest type of algebraic expression considered in elementary algebra. A product consisting of a numerical coefficient and one or several variables, each with some integral positive exponent, is called a monomial. An individual numeral without literal factors is also called a monomial. Examples of monomials are –5ax3, + a3c3xy, –7, + x3 and –a. In these examples, the coefficient +1 is implicit for the monomials +a3c3xy and +x3 and the coefficient –1 is implicit for the monomial –a.

In older algebra textbooks, an algebraic expression in which the last operation in the order of operations is not addition or subtraction is sometimes called a monomial. In this case, for example, the expressions 2(a + b) and x/(y + 1) are called monomials. However, even textbooks that start out by using this definition usually subsequently treat monomials in the narrower sense given above.


A polynomial of degree one.
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The attendees also lauded HRH's concern of the expatriate communities and his stances supporting them, asserting that the ceremony was a simple expression of their gratitude and lover for Bahrain.
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In her view, this is a simple expression of discontent through various forms.
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Speaking to reporters after five sessions of intensive talks with the delegates of the world powers in the Russian capital on Tuesday, Saeed Jalili described the Moscow talks as "more serious, more real and beyond a simple expression of stances".
I am convinced that our American friends can today allow themselves a stronger reaction than a simple expression of regret from the White House spokesman -- a reaction more inclined to eliminate once and for all these kinds of errors," Donald Tusk told reporters in Warsaw.
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However, given the amount of churn (35 percent of foreclosure starts are repeats) and the fact that, barring additional government programs, modification opportunities will likely dwindle (cures from foreclosure have dropped steadily since April 2009), this ratio provides a simple expression of the magnitude of the issues remaining.
Thank you is a simple expression of gratitude that at times like these seems inadequate; yet is heartfelt and so deserved.
Her interpretations are clearly influenced by practice theorists, such as Catherine Bell, who views ritual "as a vehicle for the construction of relationships of authority and submission," as opposed to the simple expression of such authority (Ritual Perspectives and Dimensions [Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997], 83), and especially by Margo Todd's innovative work on the formation of Reformed culture and communities in sixteenth-century Scotland.

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