quadratic integer

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The idea of integer here is that the coefficient of the x^2 term is 1.

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quadratic integer (plural quadratic integers)

  1. (mathematics) A number (real or complex) which is a solution to an equation of the form x^2 + Bx + C = 0 for some integers B and C. For example 42, or 2+3i, or 1+\sqrt{-3} \over 2.

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