algebraic function


noun Mathematics.

a function that can be expressed as a root of an equation in which a polynomial, in the independent and dependent variables, is set equal to zero.

Nearby words

  1. algebra of sets,
  2. algebraic,
  3. algebraic equation,
  4. algebraic expression,
  5. algebraic extension,
  6. algebraic geometry,
  7. algebraic notation,
  8. algebraic number,
  9. algebraic operation,
  10. algebraic topology

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British Dictionary definitions for algebraic function

algebraic function

noun

maths any function which can be constructed in a finite number of steps from the elementary operations and the inverses of any function already constructedCompare transcendental function
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