- 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.
Origin of algebraic
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Related Wordsanalytical, scientific, numerical, measurable, algebraic, algorithmic, arithmetical, computative, geometrical, math, arithmetic, binary, exponent, fraction, fractional, integral, mathematical, numeral, statistical, differential
Examples from the Web for algebraic
To attain it, we should have to reason naked in a desert with algebraic symbols.Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle
H. N. Brailsford
Hence the failure of attempts to apply arithmetical or algebraic formulae to logic.The Republic
All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Then he remembered, as if recalling some algebraic formula, "I'm in love."Erik Dorn
His specialty was the solution of algebraic problems mentally.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)
Augustus De Morgan
- 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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