# algebraic

### or algebraical

[al-juh-brey-ik] /ˌæl dʒəˈbreɪ ɪk/
1.
of, occurring in, or utilizing algebra.
2.
Mathematics. of or relating 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.
Origin of algebraic
1655-1665
1655-65; algebra + -ic
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• It possesses the same merits in relation to Geometry that the atomic theory has in relation to algebraic calculus.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
• His specialty was the solution of algebraic problems mentally.

Augustus De Morgan
• algebraic investigation required writing: but the weaver's hands being engaged he could not write.

• To attain it, we should have to reason naked in a desert with algebraic symbols.

H. N. Brailsford
• Yet there may not be any limit to algebraic or mathematical determinations.

Robert T. Browne
• Hence the failure of attempts to apply arithmetical or algebraic formulae to logic.

Plato
• She now trusted he would not have the effrontery to fly in the face of an algebraic paradox.

Frank Bellew
• Then he remembered, as if recalling some algebraic formula, "I'm in love."

Ben Hecht
• An equation admits of description in two ways:— It may be regarded purely as an algebraic expression, or as a geometrical locus.

• Yes: it enables us to subject the formulæ to algebraic manipulation.

William Minto
British Dictionary definitions for algebraic

## algebraic

/ˌældʒɪˈbreɪɪk/
1.
of or relating to algebra: an algebraic expression
2.
using or relating to finite numbers, operations, or relationships
Derived Forms
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Word Origin and History for algebraic

1660s, from algebra + -ic. Earlier was algebraical (1570s).

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algebraic in Technology

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

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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