[ al-juh-brey-ist ]

  1. an expert in algebra.

Origin of algebraist

First recorded in 1665–75; algebra + -ist

Other words from algebraist

  • sub·al·ge·bra·ist, noun

Words Nearby algebraist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use algebraist in a sentence

  • Like the great French algebraist, Vieta, from whom he drew much of his inspiration, he was an amateur mathematician.

    William Oughtred | Florian Cajori
  • If it is all his own, he will make a good algebraist in the time to come.

    A Tangled Tale | Lewis Carroll
  • The problem is of course (as any algebraist sees at once) a case of "simultaneous simple equations."

    A Tangled Tale | Lewis Carroll