algebraist

algebraist

[al-juh-brey-ist]
noun
an expert in algebra.

Origin:
1665–75; algebra + -ist

subalgebraist, noun
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algebra (ˈældʒɪbrə)
 
n
1.  a branch of mathematics in which arithmetical operations and relationships are generalized by using alphabetic symbols to represent unknown numbers or members of specified sets of numbers
2.  the branch of mathematics dealing with more abstract formal structures, such as sets, groups, etc
 
[C14: from Medieval Latin, from Arabic al-jabr the bone-setting, reunification, mathematical reduction]
 
algebraist
 
n

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