
Definition of Prime factor
1. Noun. The prime factors of a quantity are all of the prime quantities that will exactly divide the given quantity.
Definition of Prime factor
1. Noun. A factor of a given integer which is also a prime number. ¹
2. Verb. (transitive) to reduce an integer to its set of prime factors ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Prime Factor
Literary usage of Prime factor
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Introduction to The National Arithmetic, on the Inductive System: Combining by Benjamin Greenleaf (1860)
"A prime factor of a number is a prime number tnat will exactly divide it; ...
Unity or 1 is not regarded as a material prime factor, since multiplying or ..."
2. The Theory of Numbers by Robert Daniel Carmichael (1914)
"If either mi or mz is prime we have thus obtained a prime factor of m. ...
Either we have now found in m'i or mr2 a prime factor of m or the process can be ..."
3. Journal of Proceedings, and Addresses by National Educational Association (U.S.) (1901)
"When asked if they would affirm or deny this proposion : '•'Resolved, That the
reservation day school should be made the prime factor in Indian education," ..."
4. Diophantine Analysis by Robert Daniel Carmichael (1915)
"If every prime factor of km is a sum of two integral squares, ... Hence there is
some prime factor of km which is not expressible as a sum of two integral ..."
5. Diophantine Analysis by Robert Daniel Carmichael (1915)
"If every prime factor of km is a sum of two integral squares, ... Hence there is
some prime factor of km which is not expressible as a sum of two integral ..."