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number theory

noun, Mathematics
1.
the study of integers and their relation to one another.
Also called theory of numbers.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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British Dictionary definitions for number theory

number theory

noun
1.
the study of integers, their properties, and the relationship between integers
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Contemporary definitions for number theory
noun

a branch of mathematics involving the study of the properties and relationships of numbers

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