algebraic number


noun Mathematics.

a root of an algebraic equation with integral coefficients.

Nearby words

  1. algebraic expression,
  2. algebraic extension,
  3. algebraic function,
  4. algebraic geometry,
  5. algebraic notation,
  6. algebraic operation,
  7. algebraic topology,
  8. algebraically closed field,
  9. algebraist,
  10. algeciras

Origin of algebraic number

First recorded in 1930–35

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British Dictionary definitions for algebraic number

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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