cy·​clo·​tom·​ic | \ ˌsī-klə-ˈtä-mik How to pronounce cyclotomic (audio) \

Definition of cyclotomic

: 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, "Mathematician Measures the Repulsive Force Within Polynomials," 14 May 2020

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First Known Use of cyclotomic

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cyclotomic

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

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“Cyclotomic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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