# number theory

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## number theory

n.
The branch of mathematics that deals with the properties of integers.

## number theory

n
(Mathematics) the study of integers, their properties, and the relationship between integers

## num′ber the`ory

n.
the study of integers and their relation to one another.
[1910–15]
Translations
teorie čísel
Zahlentheorie
théorie des nombres
számelmélet
getaltheorie
teoria liczb
teorija števil
talteori

## number theory

n (Math) → Zahlentheorie f
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