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root field

noun, Mathematics.

splitting field

noun, Mathematics.
a field containing a given field in which every polynomial can be written as the product of linear factors.
Also called root field.
Origin of splitting field
First recorded in 1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In front was a large expanse of root field, at the further side of which a long irregular parapet marked the German trenches.

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