# Definition:Dedekind Domain

## Definition

### Definition 1

A **Dedekind domain** is an integral domain in which every nonzero proper ideal has a prime ideal factorization that is unique up to permutation of the factors.

### Definition 2

A **Dedekind domain** is an integral domain of which every nonzero fractional ideal is invertible.

### Definition 3

A **Dedekind domain** is a noetherian domain of dimension $1$ that is integrally closed.

### Definition 4

A **Dedekind domain** is a noetherian domain of dimension $1$ in which every primary ideal is the power of a prime ideal.

### Definition 5

A **Dedekind domain** is a noetherian domain $A$ of dimension $1$ such that for every maximal ideal $\mathfrak p$, the localization $A_{\mathfrak p}$ is a discrete valuation ring.

### Definition 6

A **Dedekind domain** is a Krull domain of dimension $1$.

## Also known as

A **Dedekind domain** is also known as a **Dedekind ring**.

## Also see

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## Source of Name

This entry was named for Julius Wilhelm Richard Dedekind.