al·​ge·​bra·​ic | \ ˌal-jə-ˈbrā-ik How to pronounce algebraic (audio) \

Definition of algebraic

1 : relating to, involving, or according to the laws of algebra
2 : involving only a finite number of repetitions of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, extraction of roots, and raising to powers algebraic equation — compare transcendental

Other Words from algebraic

algebraically \ ˌal-​jə-​ˈbrā-​ə-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce algebraic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of algebraic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Homology associates to each shape an algebraic object, which can be used to extract information like the number of holes in each dimension. Quanta Magazine, 9 Dec. 2021 Calculate the algebraic difference between these two numbers. William Baldwin, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 Abstract algebraic structures, lattices are enormous grids with many individual points across two, three, or potentially hundreds of dimensions. Adrienne Bernhard, Popular Mechanics, 26 Oct. 2021 The three rearrangements in bold preserve all algebraic relationships among the roots, even beyond these two. Quanta Magazine, 3 Aug. 2021 The hunt will give the students a better understanding of their new campus while introducing algebraic concepts. Corbett Smith, Dallas News, 11 June 2021 This involves converting the PDE into a set of tractable algebraic equations that are assumed to hold over tiny increments of space and time. Quanta Magazine, 19 Apr. 2021 Narratives, not analytical constructs or algebraic solutions, are what engage the human mind. Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2021 On a frigid Thursday in February, math teacher Marietta Gibb was warming up her sixth-graders at DeWitt Middle School with some algebraic expressions. Washington Post, 16 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of algebraic

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of algebraic was in 1571

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18 Dec 2021

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“Algebraic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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