the study of integers and their relation to one another.
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Also called theory of numbers.
Origin of number theory
First recorded in 1910–15
Words nearby number theory
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Example sentences from the Web for number theory
With the further development of the number-theory Pythagoreanism becomes entirely arbitrary and without principle.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy|W. T. Stace
British Dictionary definitions for number theory
the study of integers, their properties, and the relationship between integers
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