prime element


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prime element

[′prīm ′el·ə·mənt]
(mathematics)
A member of an integral domain that is not a unit and is not the product of two members that are not units. Also known as prime.
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Let [beta], [gamma] be two prime elements in Z[i] and [eta] = [beta].
Ecotourism, of a very exclusive nature, is a prime element used to fund the park's conservation.
They are a prime element of the rhythmic electricity these films produce.
Perhaps the prime element making the material so engaging is the fresh, funny dynamic among the five inexperienced criminals.
When the government steps in, though, forcing people together against their will, the whole idea of free association - a prime element in civilized life - breaks down.
But this relative obscurity is undeserved, considering that the prime element of the decoration consists of a highly ambitious series of nine large-scale marble reliefs by several of the leading figures in Venetian Cinquecento sculpture, including Tullio and Antonio Lombardo, Jacopo Sansovino, Danese Cattaneo and Girolamo Campagna.
Nurturance is a prime element in the editorial process.
L,p] is contained in [Mathematical Expression Omitted], where [Pi] is a prime element of the discrete valuation ring [O.
THE need for the private rental sector as a prime element of the housing market has been reaffirmed in the annual Buy to Let Guide, published November 24.
More than one observer notes that Syria understands that Lebanon is a prime element in the new phase of Franco-Syrian relations.
A prime element of Chinas initial fourth-generation nuclear energy system was deployed in a plant in Shandong Province.