root of unity

Definition of root of unity

: a real or complex solution of the equation xⁿ − 1 = 0 where n is an integer

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“Root of unity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/root%20of%20unity. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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