quotient field

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quotient field

[′kwō·shənt ‚fēld]
(mathematics)
The smallest field containing a given integral domain; obtained by formally introducing all quotients of elements of the integral domain.
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We denote by K[X] the ring of polynomials with coefficients in K and K(X) the field of fractions of K[X].