a root of an algebraic equation with integral coefficients.
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Origin of algebraic number
First recorded in 1930–35
Words nearby algebraic number
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British Dictionary definitions for algebraic number
any number that is a root of a polynomial equation having rational coefficients such as √2 but not πCompare transcendental number
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