Meaning of amicable numbers in English:

amicable numbers

plural noun

Mathematics
  • A pair of numbers, each of which is the sum of the factors of the other (e.g. 220 and 284).

    ‘The Pythagoreans were also interested in what we now call amicable numbers - pairs in which each number is the sum of the proper divisors of the other.’
    • ‘One particular interest involved what we now call amicable numbers.’
    • ‘Today, the tally of known amicable numbers has grown to about two and half million.’