al·​ge·​bra·​ic ˌal-jə-ˈbrā-ik How to pronounce algebraic (audio)
: relating to, involving, or according to the laws of algebra
: involving only a finite number of repetitions of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, extraction of roots, and raising to powers
algebraic equation
compare transcendental
algebraically adverb

Examples of algebraic in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of algebraic was in 1571

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“Algebraic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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