# Characteristics of polynomials

### Characteristics of polynomials

A polynomial consists of constants, variables and exponents. Polynomials are named based on the number of terms they have. Polynomials with 1 term are called monomials. Those with 2 terms are called binomials, and the ones with 3 terms are called trinomials.

###### Basic concepts:

- Understanding integer division
- Evaluating algebraic expressions

###### Related concepts:

- What is a polynomial?
- Polynomial components