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- adj. Alternative form of Diophantine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Originated or taught by Diophantus, the Greek writer on algebra.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Diophantus of Alexandria, a celebrated Greek arithmetician, who flourished in the fourth century.
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One may also study real numbers in relation to rational numbers, e.g., as approximated by the latter (diophantine approximation).
Moreover, several concepts (especially that of height) turn out to be crucial both in diophantine geometry and in the study of diophantine approximations.
Integers can be considered either as such or as solutions to equations (diophantine geometry).
There is also the closely linked area of diophantine approximations
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