sieve eratosthenes

sieve of Eratosthenes

noun Mathematics.
a method of obtaining prime numbers by sifting out the composite numbers from the set of natural numbers so that only prime numbers remain.

1795–1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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