Definition of Peano axioms in English:

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Peano axioms

Pronunciation: /pāˌänō ˈaksēəmz/

plural noun

Mathematics
A set of axioms from which the properties of the natural numbers can be deduced.
Example sentences
  • Bertrand Russell said Peano's axioms constitute an implicit definition of natural numbers.
  • It isn't clear why most of this discussion, along with a discussion of Peano's axioms and the writings of Leibniz even belongs in this book.
  • Why not just implement Peano's axioms in software and patent that?

Origin

Early 20th century: named after Giuseppe Peano (1858–1932), Italian mathematician.

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Syllabification: Pe·a·no ax·i·oms

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