# algebraic number

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## algebraic number

*n.*

A number that is a root of a polynomial equation with rational coefficients.

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## algebraic number

*n*

(Mathematics) any number that is a root of a polynomial equation having rational coefficients such as √2 but not π. Compare transcendental number

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## al′gebra′ic num′ber

*n.*

**1.**a root of an algebraic equation with integral coefficients.

[1930–35]

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Noun | 1. | algebraic number - root of an algebraic equation with rational coefficientsirrational, irrational number - a real number that cannot be expressed as a rational number |

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