# number theory

- the study of integers and their relation to one another.

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## Origin of number theory^{}

First recorded in 1910–15

Also called theory of numbers.

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### Historical Examples

#### With the further development of the number-theory Pythagoreanism becomes entirely arbitrary and without principle.

A Critical History of Greek PhilosophyW. T. Stace

# number theory

- the study of integers, their properties, and the relationship between integers

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