# Definition of 'algebra'

uncountable noun

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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'

noun

1.

a mathematical system using symbols, esp. letters, to generalize certain arithmetic operations and relationships (Ex.: x + y = x2 represents a unique relationship between x and y, and has an infinite number of examples, as 3 + 6 = 9)

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## Example sentences containing 'algebra'

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It was like an algebra problem. Writers in Hollywood, 1915-51 (1990)A study of primary school pupils suggested some would be good at geometry but not algebra so they needed to practise the weaker subject more. The Sun (2013)But it's like being back in algebra class and working on a problem that won't come right. Christianity Today (2000)

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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.

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