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algebraic

[al-juh-brey-ik] /ˌæl dʒəˈbreɪ ɪk/
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
1655-1665
1655-65; algebra + -ic
Related forms
algebraically, adverb
nonalgebraic, adjective
nonalgebraical, adjective
nonalgebraically, adverb
prealgebraic, adjective
subalgebraic, adjective
subalgebraical, adjective
subalgebraically, adverb
unalgebraical, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for algebraical

algebraic

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

algebraic

adj.

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

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