### Definition of Prime number

**1.** *Noun.* An integer that has no integral factors but itself and 1.

### Definition of Prime number

**1.** Noun. (number theory) Any natural number greater than 1 divisible only by itself and 1. ¹

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### Literary usage of Prime number

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**1.** *Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and* edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)

"A number (other than i) which has no factor except itself is called a prime
number, or, more briefly, a prime. Thus 2, 3, 5, 7 and 11 are primes, ..."**2.** *The Monist* by Hegeler Institute (1908)

"A **prime number** is a number prime to every other number. Consequently, 1 is a
**prime number**. It is the only **prime number** that is prime ..."**3.** *The Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements* by Euclid, Johan Ludvig Heiberg (1908)

"According to Nicomachus 3 is the first **prime number**, whereas Aristotle (Topics vin.
2, 157 a 39) regards 2 as a **prime number**: "as the dyad is the only even ..."**4.** *The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General* by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)

"A number such аз 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, &c., which is not a product of numbers, is said
to be a **prime number** ; and a number which is not prime is said to be ..."**5.** *The Theory of Numbers* by Robert Daniel Carmichael (1914)

"Show that an odd **prime number** can be represented as the difference of ...
Prove that any **prime number** except 2 and 3 is of one of the forms 6»+i, 6r>— i. ..."**6.** *The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge* (1919)

"**prime number**, an integer indivisible by any number save itself and unity, that is,
... The theory of numbers has also shown that "every **prime number** is (in ..."**7.** *The universal etymological English dictionaryby Nathan Bailey* by Nathan Bailey (1731)

"Prime NUMBER, is that which U only divisible by unity, as 5, 7, i». NUDITIES iin
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