algebraic number

noun

Definition of algebraic number

: a root of an algebraic equation with rational coefficients

Examples of algebraic number in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Most read on 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, "Visions of Future Physics," 22 Sep. 2015

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First Known Use of algebraic number

1804, in the meaning defined above

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“Algebraic number.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/algebraic%20number. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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