number theory

noun Mathematics.

the study of integers and their relation to one another.

Origin of number theory

First recorded in 1910–15
Also called theory of numbers. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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number theory


the study of integers, their properties, and the relationship between integers
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