Talk:p-adic number

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meaning of "-adic" in p-adic[edit]

If you look up -adic in the wiktionary it says "having (a given number of) parameters". In this case, the suffix -adic has more to do with the base of the number than its parameters. Is that an accepted meaning of the suffix?—GraemeMcRaetalk 22:54, 27 March 2008 (UTC)