What does the word algebraic mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to algebra. algebraical.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Algebraically.

Usage examples for algebraic

  1. Indian speculation invented or elaborated the theory of transmigration, in which the Karma or soul- character passed from individual to individual, the algebraic sums of happiness in the whole chain being proportional to merit. – Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work by P. Chalmers Mitchell
  2. The notion is like an algebraic expression which ideally represents a given quantity, but it is not the quantity itself. – Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History by Auguste Sabatier
  3. When I came from the kitchen I stepped into my room and took out one of Alfred's letters from the desk drawer and opened it at random, as you do the Bible when you want to decide things, and put my finger down on a line with my eyes shut This was what it was: "- and all these years I have walked the world, blindfolded to its loveliness with the blackness that came to me when I found that you-" I didn't read any more, but shoved it back in a hurry and went on out on the porch, comforted in a way, but feeling some more in sympathy with Mrs Johnson than I had before Aunt Bettie and her guest from Washington had interrupted our algebraic demonstration on the man subject. – The Melting of Molly by Maria Thompson Daviess