algebraic [al-juh -brey -ik]

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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. Show More

Also al·ge·bra·i·cal .

Origin of algebraic First recorded in

1655–65; algebra +

-ic Related forms al·ge·bra·i·cal·ly , adverb non·al·ge·bra·ic , adjective non·al·ge·bra·i·cal , adjective non·al·ge·bra·i·cal·ly , adverb pre·al·ge·bra·ic , adjective sub·al·ge·bra·ic , adjective sub·al·ge·bra·i·cal , adjective sub·al·ge·bra·i·cal·ly , adverb un·al·ge·bra·i·cal , adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for algebraically Historical Examples of algebraically 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 algebraically of or relating to algebra an algebraic expression using or relating to finite numbers, operations, or relationships Show More

Derived Forms algebraically , adverb Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for algebraically adj. 1660s, from algebra + -ic . Earlier was algebraical (1570s).

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