Meaning of Galois theory

Ga•lois' the"ory

Pronunciation: (gal-wä' Fr. ga-lwa'), [key]
— Math. Math.
  1. the branch of mathematics that deals with the application of the theory of finite groups to the solution of algebraic equations.
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