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principal ideal

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noun Mathematics.
  1. the smallest ideal containing a given element in a ring; an ideal in a ring with a multiplicative identity, obtained by multiplying each element of the ring by one specified element.
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Origin of principal ideal

First recorded in 1935–40
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