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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
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1925-1930
1925-30;
named after
Diophantus,
3rd-century a.d. Greek mathematician; see
-ine
^{1}
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British Dictionary definitions for
diophantine equation
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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
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diophantine equation
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Diophantine equation
A type of indeterminate equation in which the coefficients are integers, studied to determine all integral solutions.
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Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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