splitting field

noun Mathematics.

a field containing a given field in which every polynomial can be written as the product of linear factors.

Nearby words

  1. splitsville,
  2. splittail,
  3. splitter,
  4. splitting,
  5. splitting adz,
  6. splodge,
  7. sploosh,
  8. splore,
  9. splosh,
  10. splotch

Origin of splitting field

First recorded in 1960–65

Also called root field.

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