[ al-juh-brey-ik ]
/ ˌæl dʒəˈbreɪ ɪk /
of, occurring in, or utilizing algebra.
Mathematics. of or relating to an element that is the root of a polynomial equation with coefficients from some given field: is algebraic over the field of real numbers.
using arbitrary letters or symbols in place of the letters, symbols, or numbers of an actual application.
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Also al·ge·bra·i·cal .
OTHER WORDS FROM algebraic
al·ge·bra·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·al·ge·bra·ic, adjectivenon·al·ge·bra·i·cal, adjectivenon·al·ge·bra·i·cal·ly, adverb
pre·al·ge·bra·ic, adjectivesub·al·ge·bra·ic, adjectivesub·al·ge·bra·i·cal, adjectivesub·al·ge·bra·i·cal·ly, adverbun·al·ge·bra·i·cal, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for algebraic
The problem of finding the maximum product of n positive quantities whose sum is given may also be found, algebraically, thus.
A locus or curve may be algebraically specified in another way; viz.
British Dictionary definitions for algebraic
/ (ˌældʒɪˈbreɪɪk) /
of or relating to algebraan algebraic expression
using or relating to finite numbers, operations, or relationships
Derived forms of algebraicalgebraically, adverb
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