Meaning of “algebra” in the English Dictionary

"algebra" in British English

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algebranoun [ U ]

uk /ˈæl.dʒə.brə/ us /ˈæl.dʒə.brə/
algebraic
adjective uk /ˌæl.dʒəˈbreɪ.ɪk/ us /ˌæl.dʒəˈbreɪ.ɪk/
algebraically
adverb /ˌæl.dʒəˈbreɪ.ɪk.li/ /ˌæl.dʒəˈbreɪ.ɪk.li/

Examples

  • "I'm sure I can't see what use I am ever going to make, as a saddler, of algebra or surveying."
  • At the same time he was training his powers of thought by an assiduous study of algebra and geometry.
  • It was once my duty to act as private tutor in algebra and geometry to a young man preparing for college.
  • The girls studied a variety of subjects, arithmetic, algebra, literature, chemistry, philosophy, physiology, astronomy, and bookkeeping.
  • You will need some one to assist you and explain points in the mathematics and algebra, otherwise your progress will be very slow.

(Definition of “algebra” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"algebra" in American English

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algebranoun [ U ]

us /ˈæl·dʒə·brə/

mathematics a part of mathematics in which signs and letters represent numbers

algebraic
adjective /ˌæl·dʒəˈbreɪ·ɪk/

mathematics

algebraic numbers
algebraically
adverb us /ˌæl·dʒəˈbreɪ·ɪk·li/

mathematics

Solve the equation algebraically.

(Definition of “algebra” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)