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algebraic

[al-juh-brey-ik] /ˌæl dʒəˈbreɪ ɪk/
adjective
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.
Also, algebraical.
Origin of algebraic
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 nonalgebraic

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 nonalgebraic

algebraic

adj.

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

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