# Definition of algebra

### Definitions

noun

1. a branch of mathematics in which arithmetical operations and relationships are generalized by using alphabetic symbols to represent unknown numbers or members of specified sets of numbers

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### Word origin of 'algebra'

C14: from Medieval Latin, from Arabic al-jabr the bone-setting, reunification, mathematical reduction### Definitions

uncountable noun

Algebra is a type of mathematics in which letters are used to represent possible quantities.

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## Translations for 'algebra'

British English: algebra NOUN

*Algebra*is a type of mathematics in which letters are used to represent possible quantities.In algebra a minus times a minus equals a plus.## Source

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