Definition of monic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɒnɪk/


(Of a polynomial) having the coefficient of the term of highest degree equal to one.
Example sentences
  • His proof in the text is based on decomposing a monic polynomial of degree 2 n into the product of two monic polynomials of degree m = 2 n - 1.


1930s: from mono- + -ic.

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