## Algebra## Polynomial Equations |

## Are there other ways of describing polynomials? |

Yes, there are other ways to describe polynomials. In particular, a polynomial with only one variable is called a *univariate polynomial.* A *multivariate polynomial* is one with more than one variable. There are other terms to further define polynomials, including the following:

*Monomial*—A monomial is a one-term polynomial *(mono* means “one”). For example, 3*x* is a monomial.

*Binomial*—A binomial is a two-term polynomial (bi meaning “two”). For example, 3*x ^{2}* - 10 is a binomial.

*Trinomial*—A trinomial is a three-term polynomial *(tri* means “three”). For example, 4*x*^{3} + 3*x* + 6 is a trinomial.