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1. Consisting of three names or terms, as a taxonomic designation.
2. Mathematics Consisting of three terms.
1. A three-part taxonomic designation indicating genus, species, and subspecies or variety, such as Brassica oleracea botrytis, the cauliflower.
2. Mathematics An algebraic expression consisting of three terms connected by plus or minus signs, such as x2 + 4x -3.
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1. (Mathematics) maths consisting of or relating to three terms
2. (Biology) biology denoting or relating to the three-part name of an organism that incorporates its genus, species, and subspecies
3. (Mathematics) maths a polynomial consisting of three terms, such as ax2 + bx + c
4. (Biology) biology the third word in the trinomial name of an organism, which distinguishes between subspecies
[C18: tri- + -nomial on the model of binomial]
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tri•no•mi•al(traɪˈnoʊ mi əl)
1. consisting of or pertaining to three algebraic terms.
a. pertaining to a scientific name comprising three terms, as of genus, species, and subspecies.
b. characterized by the use of such names.
3. an expression that is a sum or difference of three terms, as 3x + 2y + z or 3x3 + 2x2 + x.
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adj → trinomisch, dreigliedrig
n → Trinom nt
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