Meaning of algebraic

al•ge•bra•ic

Pronunciation: (al"ju-brā'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, occurring in, or utilizing algebra.
  2. of or pertaining to an element that is the root of a polynomial equation with coefficients from some given field: &2fullradicover; 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.
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