algebraic

adjective
al·​ge·​bra·​ic | \ˌal-jə-ˈbrā-ik \

Definition of algebraic 

1 : relating to, involving, or according to the laws of algebra

2 : involving only a finite number of repetitions of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, extraction of roots, and raising to powers algebraic equation — compare transcendental

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Other Words from algebraic

algebraically \ -​ˈbrā-​ə-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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Far more relevant, according to the algebraic apostates, is 2π, aka tau. Randyn Charles Bartholomew, Scientific American, "Let's Use Tau--It's Easier Than Pi," 25 June 2014 Apprenti also uses an online screening tool, which assesses a student’s knowledge of algebraic-level math and some geometry. Katherine Long, The Seattle Times, "Two Seattle tech-training programs — why did one succeed, one fail?," 1 July 2018 The district, Chesterfield County, began to focus on algebraic reasoning in third grade, increased math time in sixth and seventh grades and started regular meetings of all math teachers from grades three to eight, Spielhagen said. Alia Malik, San Antonio Express-News, "S.A. school districts made all eighth-graders take algebra — and it worked," 26 June 2018 Their algebraic and geometric advances found practical applications in the work of contemporary engineers and architects. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, "A Final Resting Place, Both Beguiling and Beautiful," 4 May 2018 The first volume is a treatment of the algebraic framework needed to understand the calculus in the second volume. Evelyn Lamb, Smithsonian, "The 18th-Century Lady Mathematician Who Loved Calculus and God," 16 May 2018 Wilson instead wrote her master’s thesis on an algebraic topic, a branch of math built on the relationships between numbers. Jasper Scherer, San Antonio Express-News, "‘Comfortable in her own skin’: Mary Wilson bids to become the first lesbian Baptist pastor in Congress," 15 May 2018 For all of his algebraic misfortunes, Lewis acknowledged a great debt to mathematics. Guest Columnist/cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Mathematics Is Good for You -- Even in Narnia: Dr. David Calvis (Opinion)," 6 May 2018 And in an economics seminar, seniors worked in pairs to graph how the price of movie tickets affected the number sold and devise an algebraic equation to represent that relationship. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "At Success Academy Charter School, Stretching Comes With Growing Pains," 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of algebraic

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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