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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for algebraic function

algebraic function


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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