algebraic

[al-juh-brey-ik]
adjective
  1. of, occurring in, or utilizing algebra.
  2. 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.
  3. using arbitrary letters or symbols in place of the letters, symbols, or numbers of an actual application.
Also al·ge·bra·i·cal.

Origin of algebraic

First recorded in 1655–65; algebra + -ic
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algebraic

algebraical

adjective
  1. of or relating to algebraan algebraic expression
  2. using or relating to finite numbers, operations, or relationships
Derived Formsalgebraically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for algebraically

algebraic

adj.

1660s, from algebra + -ic. Earlier was algebraical (1570s).

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