# Diophantine equation

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## Diophantine equation

*n.*

An algebraic equation with two or more variables whose coefficients are integers, studied to determine all integral solutions.

[After Diophantus

*, third-century ad Greek mathematician*.]## Diophantine equation

(ˌdaɪəʊˈfæntaɪn)*n*

(Mathematics) (in number theory) an equation in more than one variable and with integral coefficients, for which integral solutions are sought

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