cy·​clo·​tom·​ic ˌsī-klə-ˈtä-mik How to pronounce cyclotomic (audio)
: relating to, being, or containing a polynomial of the form xp−1 + xp−2 + … + x + 1 where p is a prime number

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Recent Examples on the Web The roots of cyclotomic polynomials all lie on this circle. Quanta Magazine, 14 May 2020

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Word History


cyclotomy mathematical theory of the division of the circle into equal parts, from cycl- + -tomy

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cyclotomic was in 1879

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“Cyclotomic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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