Dictionary.com
Word
of the
Day
Translate
Games
Blog
Thesaurus.com
Favorites
Dictionary.com
Thesaurus.com
My Account
Log Out
Log In
Try Our Apps
definitions
definitions
synonyms
translations
Follow @dictionarycom
follow Dictionary.com
The Best Internet Slang
Favorite Button
CITE
Translate
Facebook
Share
Twitter
Tweet
Google+
Share
diophantine equation
or
Diophantine equation
Word Origin
noun
,
Mathematics.
1.
an equation involving more than one variable in which the coefficients of the variables are integers and for which integral solutions are sought.
Origin of
diophantine equation
Expand
1925-1930
1925-30;
named after
Diophantus,
3rd-century a.d. Greek mathematician; see
-ine
^{1}
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for
diophantine equation
Expand
Diophantine equation
/
ˌdaɪəʊˈfæntaɪn
/
noun
1.
(in number theory) an equation in more than one variable and with integral coefficients, for which integral solutions are sought
Word Origin
C18: after
Diophantus
, Greek mathematician of the 3rd century
ad
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
diophantine equation
in Science
Expand
Diophantine equation
A type of indeterminate equation in which the coefficients are integers, studied to determine all integral solutions.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Discover our greatest slideshows
11 Back To School Quotes To...
Far Out! Freaky 60s Slang Explained
15 Quotes About the Power of Words
How to Name Your Beard
Browse more topics on our blog
What Is the Difference Between Discreet and Discrete?
Learn the correct uses of these two commonly confused homophones.
What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet?
What mistaken pronunciation gave this character its name?
Apostrophes 101
This small mark has two primary uses: to signify possession or omitted letters.
How Do I Get a Word into the Dictionary?
People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it?
Word of the Day
Difficulty index for
diophantine equation
Few English speakers likely know this word
Word Value for
diophantine
0
0
Scrabble
Words With Friends
Nearby words for diophantine equation
dionysius the areopagite
dionysius thrax
dionysus
dioon
diophantine analysis
diophantine equation
diophantus
diopside
diopsimeter
dioptase
diopter
The weirdest jobs that actually exist