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# Fermat's theorem

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noun Mathematics.

the theorem that an integer raised to a prime power leaves the same remainder as the integer itself when divided by the prime.

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## Origin of Fermat's theorem

First recorded in 1805â€“15; named after P. de Fermat

## Words nearby Fermat's theorem

Fermanagh, Fermat, fermata, Fermat's last theorem, Fermat's principle, Fermat's theorem, ferment, fermentation, fermentation lock, fermentative, fermi

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