twin primes

plural noun

Definition of twin primes 

: a pair of prime numbers (such as 3 and 5 or 11 and 13) differing by two

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Recently, de Grey was involved with a Polymath collaboration that led to significant progress on the twin prime problem. Evelyn Lamb, WIRED, "An Anti-Aging Pundit Solves a Decades-Old Math Problem," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of twin primes

1930, in the meaning defined above

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