# What is a monomial function?

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Jul 24, 2014

A monomial is a mathematical expression which is made up of **only one term**.

It cannot contain any addition or subtraction signs or a negative exponent.

These **are** monomials:

#a^2# #6a^2b^4# #-6x^2y^4#

These are **not** monomials: (they are polynomials)

#b^3+c# #5x^-3# #5x^3-x^4#