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prime numbernoun [C]

 us   /ˈprɑɪm ˈnʌm·bər/
mathematics a number that cannot be ​divided by any other number except itself and the number 1
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prime numbernoun [C]

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a ​number that cannot be ​divided by any other ​number except itself and the ​number 1: 2, 3, and 7 are ​primenumbers.
(Definition of prime number from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 质数,素数…
in Chinese (Traditional) 質數…
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