algebraic equation

noun

Definition of algebraic equation

: 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

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First Known Use of algebraic equation

1657, in the meaning defined above

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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 25 Jun. 2022.

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