transcendental number


noun Mathematics.

a number that is not a root of any algebraic equation having integral coefficients, as π or e.

Also called transcendental.
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British Dictionary definitions for transcendental number

transcendental number

noun

maths a number or quantity that is real but nonalgebraic, that is, one that is not a root of any polynomial with rational coefficients such as π or e
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