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sieve of Eratosthenes

noun, Mathematics.
1.
a method of obtaining prime numbers by sifting out the composite numbers from the set of natural numbers so that only prime numbers remain.
Origin of sieve of Eratosthenes
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805
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