# algebraic

[al-juh-brey-ik]

- of, occurring in, or utilizing algebra.
- Mathematics. of or relating to an element that is the root of a polynomial equation with coefficients from some given field: is algebraic over the field of real numbers.
- using arbitrary letters or symbols in place of the letters, symbols, or numbers of an actual application.

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Also al·ge·bra·i·cal.

## Origin of algebraic^{}

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## Examples from the Web for algebraic

### Historical Examples

#### To attain it, we should have to reason naked in a desert with algebraic symbols.

Shelley, Godwin and Their CircleH. N. Brailsford

#### Hence the failure of attempts to apply arithmetical or algebraic formulae to logic.

The RepublicPlato

#### All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.

Essays, First SeriesRalph Waldo Emerson

#### Then he remembered, as if recalling some algebraic formula, "I'm in love."

Erik DornBen Hecht

#### His specialty was the solution of algebraic problems mentally.

A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)Augustus De Morgan

## algebraic

### algebraical

- of or relating to algebraan algebraic expression
- using or relating to finite numbers, operations, or relationships

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## Word Origin and History for algebraic

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