Definition of multinomial in English:


Syllabification: mul·ti·no·mi·al
Pronunciation: /ˌməltiˈnōmēəl, ˌməltī-

adjective & noun

Mathematics , • rare
  • another term for polynomial.
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    • In 1935 he investigated multinomial distributions.
    • These coefficients are correlated, because they depend on the multinomial count vector X and because the same alleles can overlap between different coefficients.
    • The likelihood was calculated under the two models according to the multinomial formula.


early 17th century: from multi- 'many', on the pattern of binomial.

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