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Diophantine equation

Diophantine equation

noun Di·o·phan·tine equation \ˌdī-ə-ˈfan-ˌtīn-, -ˈfan-tən-\

Definition of DIOPHANTINE EQUATION

:  an indeterminate polynomial equation which has integral coefficients and for which it is required to find all integral solutions

Origin of DIOPHANTINE EQUATION

Diophantus, 3d century a.d. Greek mathematician
First Known Use: circa 1928

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