from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A collection of methods for determining integral solutions of certain algebraic equations.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. that branch of indeterminate analysis which has for its object the discovery of rational values that satisfy given equations containing squares or cubes; as, for example, to find values of x and y which make x2 + y2 an exact square.
After Diophantus, third-century A.D. Greek mathematician.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)