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An element $x \ne 0$ of a commutative ring with 1 $R$ is irreducible if it is not a unit and has the property that whenever it is factored as $x = yz$ with $y,z \in R$ then either $y$ or $z$ is a unit.

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• Last edited by David Roe on 2020-10-13 17:46:15
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