algebraic equation

noun

: an equation obtained by equating to zero a sum of a finite number of terms each one of which is a product of positive integral powers (including the zero power) of the variables

Word History

First Known Use

1657, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of algebraic equation was in 1657

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“Algebraic equation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/algebraic%20equation. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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