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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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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  • noun The branch of mathematics dealing with Galois groups, Galois fields, and polynomial equations.

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  • noun group theory applied to the solution of algebraic equations

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Évariste Galois, (1811–1832), French mathematician.]

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Named after Evariste Galois.

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