diophantine equation

or Diophantine equation

noun Mathematics.

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

1925–30; named after Diophantus, 3rd-century a.d. Greek mathematician; see -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for diophantine equation

Diophantine equation


(in number theory) an equation in more than one variable and with integral coefficients, for which integral solutions are sought

Word Origin for Diophantine equation

C18: after Diophantus, Greek mathematician of the 3rd century ad
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diophantine equation in Science

Diophantine equation

A type of indeterminate equation in which the coefficients are integers, studied to determine all integral solutions.
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