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# algebra

[ **al**-j*uh*-br*uh* ]

## noun

- the branch of mathematics that deals with general statements of relations, utilizing letters and other symbols to represent specific sets of numbers, values, vectors, etc., in the description of such relations.
- any of several algebraic systems, especially a ring in which elements can be multiplied by real or complex numbers linear algebra as well as by other elements of the ring.
- any special system of notation adapted to the study of a special system of relationship:
*algebra of classes.*

algebra

/ ˌældʒɪˈbreɪɪst; ˈældʒɪbrə /

## noun

- a branch of mathematics in which arithmetical operations and relationships are generalized by using alphabetic symbols to represent unknown numbers or members of specified sets of numbers
- the branch of mathematics dealing with more abstract formal structures, such as sets, groups, etc

algebra

/ ăl**′**jə-brə /

- A branch of mathematics in which symbols, usually letters of the alphabet, represent numbers or quantities and express general relationships that hold for all members of a specified set.

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## Derived Forms

**algebraist**, noun

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## Other Words From

**pre·alge·bra**noun adjective

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## Word History and Origins

Origin of algebra^{1}

1535–45; <

*Medieval Latin*<*Arabic**al-jabr*literally, restorationDiscover More

## Word History and Origins

Origin of algebra^{1}

C14: from Medieval Latin, from Arabic

*al-jabr*the bone-setting, reunification, mathematical reductionAdvertisement

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