# prime number theorem

### noun Mathematics.

the theorem that the number of prime numbers less than or equal to a given number is approximately equal to the given number divided by its natural logarithm.

## Words nearby prime number theorem

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## Origin of prime number theorem

First recorded in 1660–70

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