algebraic geometry

noun

Definition of algebraic geometry

  1. :  a branch of mathematics concerned with describing the properties of geometric structures by algebraic expressions and especially those properties that are invariant under changes of coordinate systems Anthropologist Clifford Geertz speaks of new “blurred genres” in scholarship, fields like cognitive science, molecular biology, bioethics, and algebraic geometry … — Daniel McNeill et al.; especially :  the study of sets of points in space of n dimensions that satisfy systems of polynomial equations in which each equation contains n variables

1821

First Known Use of algebraic geometry

1821


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