algebraic number

noun

: a root of an algebraic equation with rational coefficients

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The tools used to attack it, however, include key advances in algebraic number theory in the late 19th century, as well as in modular forms in the early 20th century. Rachel Crowell, Scientific American, 14 Oct. 2021 Many of the major lines of research in algebraic number theory and arithmetic geometry are only possible because of the incisive contribution and illuminating insight of John Tate. BostonGlobe.com, 7 Nov. 2019 There is a mathematical proof, Arkani-Hamed observed, that all algebraic numbers can be derived from configurations of a finite whole number of intersecting points and lines. Quanta Magazine, 22 Sep. 2015

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Word History

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of algebraic number was in 1804

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“Algebraic number.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/algebraic%20number. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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