Diophantine equation

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

Definition of Diophantine equation

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

Origin and Etymology of diophantine equation

Diophantus, 3d century a.d. Greek. mathematician


First Known Use: circa 1928


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