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1. Of, relating to, or designating algebra.
2. Designating an expression, equation, or function in which only numbers, letters, and arithmetic operations are contained or used.
3. Indicating or restricted to a finite number of operations involving algebra.

al′ge·bra′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌældʒɪˈbreɪɪk) or


1. (Mathematics) of or relating to algebra: an algebraic expression.
2. (Mathematics) using or relating to finite numbers, operations, or relationships
ˌalgeˈbraically adv


(ˌæl dʒəˈbreɪ ɪk)

also al`ge•bra′i•cal,

1. of, occurring in, or utilizing algebra.
2. (of an equation) in the form of a polynomial with only a finite number of terms and equated to zero.
3. using arbitrary letters or symbols in place of the letters, symbols, or numbers of an actual application.
al`ge•bra′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.algebraic - of or relating to algebraalgebraic - of or relating to algebra; "algebraic geometry"
جَبْرِي، مُخْتَص بِعِلْم الجَبْر


[ˌældʒɪˈbreɪɪk] ADJalgebraico


[ˌældʒɪˈbreɪɪk] adjalgébrique




[ˌældʒɪˈbreɪɪk] adjalgebrico/a


(ˈӕldʒibrə) noun
a method of calculating using letters and signs to represent numbers.
ˌalgeˈbraic (-breiik) adjective
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