# algebraic number

### noun Mathematics.

a root of an algebraic equation with integral coefficients.

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## Nearby words

- algebraic expression,
- algebraic extension,
- algebraic function,
- algebraic geometry,
- algebraic notation,
- algebraic operation,
- algebraic topology,
- algebraically closed field,
- algebraist,
- algeciras

## Origin of algebraic number

First recorded in 1930–35

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## algebraic number

### noun

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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