Algebraic

Pronunciation: /ˌæl dʒəˈbreɪ ɪk/ Explain

Algebraic means having to do with algebra, or using the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and exponentiation.[1]

  • An algebraic expression is an expression that uses the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and exponentiation.
  • An algebraic equation equates algebraic expressions.
  • An algebraic function is a function whose rule is an algebraic expression.
  • An algebraic identity is an algebraic equation that is true for all values of the variables, such as (x + y)(x – y) = x2 - y2.
  • An algebraic number is a number that is a root of a polynomial with rational coefficients.
  • An algebraic operation is one of the following operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and exponentiation.
  • An algebraic representation is a representation that uses algebra such as a coordinate graph.

More Information

  • algebraic. Dictionary.com. Random House, Inc. 6/19/2018. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/algebraically.

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McAdams, David E. Algebraic. 6/13/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/a/algebraic.html.

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6/13/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup. (McAdams, David E.)
12/24/2009: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
6/11/2008: Added paragraph on algebraic representation. (McAdams, David E.)
2/3/2008: Repaired accidental damage to this file. (McAdams, David E.)
7/12/2007: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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