algebraic

[al-juh-brey-ik]
adjective
1.
of, occurring in, or utilizing algebra.
2.
Mathematics. of or pertaining to an element that is the root of a polynomial equation with coefficients from some given field: is algebraic over the field of real numbers.
3.
using arbitrary letters or symbols in place of the letters, symbols, or numbers of an actual application.
Also, algebraical.


Origin:
1655–65; algebra + -ic

algebraically, adverb
nonalgebraic, adjective
nonalgebraical, adjective
nonalgebraically, adverb
prealgebraic, adjective
subalgebraic, adjective
subalgebraical, adjective
subalgebraically, adverb
unalgebraical, adjective
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algebraic or algebraical (ˌældʒɪˈbreɪɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to algebra: an algebraic expression
2.  using or relating to finite numbers, operations, or relationships
 
algebraical or algebraical
 
adj
 
algebraically or algebraical
 
adv

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algebraic
1660s, from algebra. Earlier was algebraical (1570s).
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ALGEBRAIC definition

language
An early system on MIT's Whirlwind.
[CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
(1995-01-24)

algebraic definition

theory
In domain theory, a complete partial order is algebraic if every element is the least upper bound of some chain of compact elements. If the set of compact elements is countable it is called omega-algebraic.
[Significance?]
(1995-04-25)
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