algebraic expression

noun Mathematics.
a symbol or a combination of symbols used in algebra, containing one or more numbers, variables, and arithmetic operations: how to solve algebraic expressions.
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Main Entry:  algebraic expression
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a mathematical phrase which can contain numbers, operators (add, subtract, multiply, divide), and at least one variable (like x, y) to represent operations
Example:  An example of an algebraic expression is x + 5 4n ÷ 6.
Usage:  mathematics
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Example sentences
The number, variable, or algebraic expression under the radical sign is called
  the radicand.
Distinguish between an algebraic expression and an equation.
The second area of concern in mathematics was improving student knowledge of
  procedures to transform algebraic expression in math.
Identify an algebraic expression to represent the grade.
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