algebraic geometry


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


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