algebraic number

algebraic number
noun Date: 1904 a root of an algebraic equation with rational coefficients

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  • algebraic number — al′gebra′ic num′ber n. 1) math. a root of an algebraic equation with integral coefficients 2) math. root I, 9), b) • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

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  • Algebraic number theory — In mathematics, algebraic number theory is a major branch of number theory which studies the algebraic structures related to algebraic integers. This is generally accomplished by considering a ring of algebraic integers O in an algebraic number… …   Wikipedia

  • algebraic number theory — noun The subfield of number theory where algebraic numbers are studied using algebra …   Wiktionary

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