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prime number

noun

mathematics : a number (such as 2, 3, or 5) that can only be exactly divided by itself and by 1

Full Definition of PRIME NUMBER

:  any integer other than 0 or ± 1 that is not divisible without remainder by any other integers except ± 1 and ± the integer itself

First Known Use of PRIME NUMBER

1570

Rhymes with PRIME NUMBER

PRIME NUMBER Defined for Kids

prime number

noun

Definition of PRIME NUMBER for Kids

:  a number (as 2, 3, or 5) that results in a whole number from division only when it is divided by itself or by 1

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