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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
[C18: after Diophantus, Greek mathematician of the 3rd century ad]
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