from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The part of algebra concerned with the relation between solutions of a polynomial equation and the fields containing those solutions. It gives conditions under which the solutions can be expressed in terms of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and of the extraction of roots.
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- n. The branch of mathematics dealing with Galois groups, Galois fields, and polynomial equations.
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- n. group theory applied to the solution of algebraic equations
After Évariste Galois (1811-1832), French mathematician.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after Evariste Galois. (Wiktionary)