### Definition of Monomial

A Polynomial with only 1 term.

Examples of Monomials |
Non Examples of Monomials |

2x | 2x +5 |

3 | 3+5x |

12x^{2} |
14+2x+3y |

xy | x + y |

2xy | 2x + y |

12xyz^{4} |
12xy + z^{4} |

**Warning:** the following examples are also **not** monomials, even though they 'look' like they have more then 1 term

- 5x + x (this really is a monomial that is not simplified because we could rewrite the expression as 6x)
- 12 + 2 (this really is a monomial that is not simplified because we could rewrite it as 14)