# number theory

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### noun Mathematics.

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

Numbers, numbers game, number sign, numbers pool, Number Ten, number theory, number two, number work, numbfish, numbing, numbles

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## British Dictionary definitions for number theory

number theory

### noun

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

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