Galois theory

[gal-wah; French ga-lwa]
noun Mathematics.
  1. the branch of mathematics that deals with the application of the theory of finite groups to the solution of algebraic equations.

Origin of Galois theory

First recorded in 1890–95; named after Évariste Galois (1811–32), French mathematician
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British Dictionary definitions for galois theory

Galois theory

noun
  1. maths the theory applying group theory to solving algebraic equations

Word Origin for Galois theory

C19: named after Évariste Galois (1811–32), French mathematician
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