Peano's postulates


noun (used with a plural verb) Mathematics.

a collection of axioms concerning the properties of the set of all positive integers, including the principle of mathematical induction.


Origin of Peano's postulates

named after G. Peano

Also called Peano's axioms.

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British Dictionary definitions for peano's axioms

Peano's axioms

/ (pɪˈɑːnəʊz) /

pl n

a set of axioms that yield the arithmetic of the natural numbers

Word Origin for Peano's axioms

named after Giuseppe Peano (1858–1932), Italian mathematician

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