cyclotomic

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adjective cy·clo·tom·ic \-ˈtä-mik\

Definition of cyclotomic

  1. :  relating to, being, or containing a polynomial of the form xp−1 + xp−2 +…+ x + 1 where p is a prime number

Origin and Etymology of cyclotomic

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


First Known Use: 1879


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