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Peano axioms

Line breaks: Peano ax¦ioms
Pronunciation: /peɪˈɑːnəʊ
 
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Definition of Peano axioms in English:

plural noun

Mathematics
A set of axioms from which the properties of the natural numbers may 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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