Complete Definition of "prime number"

English

Noun
en-noun|pl=prime numbers

  1. number theory Any natural number greater than 1 divisible only by itself and 1.

#: Every natural number greater than 1 can be factorized into prime numbers.

Usage notes
Modern mathematical usage specifies that 1 is not a prime number (as has been defined here); some older texts consider 1 to be a prime number.

Synonyms
prime

Related terms
prime
prime factor
primality
prime factorization

Translations
trans-top|natural number
Anglo-Saxon: Frumtæl
Basque: zenbaki lehen
Belarusian: ÐÑоÑÑÑ Ð»Ñк (prost'i lik)
Bulgarian: ÐÑоÑÑо ÑиÑло (prosto shislo)
Chinese: ç´ æ° ()
Croatian: t-|hr|prosti broj|m
Czech: t-|cs|prvoÄíslo|n
Danish: t-|da|primtal
Dutch: t-|nl|priemgetal|n
Estonian: algarv
Finnish: t+|fi|alkuluku
French: t-|fr|nombre premier|m
German: t-|de|Primzahl|f
Greek: t|el|ÏÏÏÏÎ¿Ï Î±ÏιθμÏÏ|m|sc=Grek (prótos arithmós)
Hebrew: ×ספר ר×ש×× × (??r? ?ashi??)
Hungarian: t-|hu|prímszám
Icelandic: t-|is|prímtölur
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Indonesian: bilangan prima
Italian: t-|it|numero primo|m
Japanese: ç´ æ° (ããã, sosÅ«)
Korean: ìì (sosu?)
Lithuanian: pirminiai skaiÄiai
Norwegian: t-|no|primtall
Polish: liczba pierwsza f, liczby pierwsze
Portuguese: t-|pt|número primo|m
Russian: t-|ru|ÐÑоÑÑое ÑиÑло|trprostoe shislo|scCyrl
Sicilian: nummuru primu m
Slovak: t-|sk|prvoÄíslo|n
Slovene: t+|sl|praštevilo|n
Spanish: t-|es|número primo|m
Swedish: t-|sv|primtal|n
Thai: à¸à¸³à¸à¸§à¸à¹à¸à¸à¸²à¸° (??a?????)
Turkish: t-|tr|asal sayı
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See also
divisor
factor

External links
pedialite
Mathworld article on Prime Number

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