# prime field

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## prime field

[′prīm ′fēld] (mathematics)

For a field

*K*with multiplicative unit element*e*, the field consisting of elements of the form*(ne)(me)*^{-1}, where*m*≠ 0 and*n*are integers.Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster's page for free fun content.

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