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

Examples of twin primes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, two of the biggest open problems in the field of number theory are the twin primes conjecture and the Goldbach conjecture. Quanta Magazine, 1 June 2020 The twin primes and Goldbach conjectures are both questions about prime numbers. Quanta Magazine, 1 June 2020 But progress on the twin primes conjecture has stalled. Wired, 29 Sep. 2019 But progress on the twin primes conjecture has stalled. Wired, 29 Sep. 2019 But progress on the twin primes conjecture has stalled. Wired, 29 Sep. 2019 But progress on the twin primes conjecture has stalled. Wired, 29 Sep. 2019 But progress on the twin primes conjecture has stalled. Wired, 29 Sep. 2019 But progress on the twin primes conjecture has stalled. Wired, 29 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of twin primes

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Twin primes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twin%20primes. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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