**Binomial theorem** — Theorem The o*rem, n. [L. theorema, Gr. ? a sight, speculation, theory, theorem, fr. ? to look at, ? a spectator: cf. F. th[ e]or[ e]me. See {Theory}.] 1. That which is considered and established as a principle; hence, sometimes, a rule. [1913… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**binomial theorem** — n. the general formula for the expansion of any binomial when raised to a power that is a positive whole number; the expansion of (a + b) n: discovered by Omar Khayyám and generalized by Sir Isaac Newton (Ex.: (a + b) 2 = a2 + 2ab + b2) … English World dictionary

**Binomial theorem** — The binomial coefficients appear as the entries of Pascal s triangle. In elementary algebra, the binomial theorem describes the algebraic expansion of powers of a binomial. According to the theorem, it is possible to expand the power… … Wikipedia

**binomial theorem** — Math. the theorem giving the expansion of a binomial raised to any power. [1865 70] * * * In algebra, a formula for expansion of the binomial (x + y) raised to any positive integer power. A simple case is the expansion of (x + y)2, which is x2 +… … Universalium

**binomial theorem** — noun a theorem giving the expansion of a binomial raised to a given power • Topics: ↑statistics • Hypernyms: ↑theorem • Part Holonyms: ↑probability theory, ↑theory of probability … Useful english dictionary

**binomial theorem** — noun Date: 1753 a theorem that specifies the expansion of a binomial of the form (x + y)n as the sum of n + 1 terms of which the general term is of the form n!/((n k)! k!) x(n k) yk where k takes on values from 0 to n … New Collegiate Dictionary

**binomial theorem** — bino′mial the′orem n. math. the theorem giving the expansion of a binomial raised to any power • Etymology: 1865–70 … From formal English to slang

**binomial theorem** — noun A formula giving the expansion of a binomial such as raised to any positive integer power, i.e. . Its possible to expand the power into a sum of terms of the form where the coefficient of each term is a positive integer. For example … Wiktionary

**binomial theorem** — n. mathematical formula that provides the expansion of a binomial raised to any power … English contemporary dictionary

**binomial theorem** — noun a formula for finding any power of a binomial without multiplying at length … English new terms dictionary