- algebra
- /ˈældʒəbrə / (
*say*'aljuhbruh)*noun***1.**the mathematical art of reasoning about (quantitative) relations by means of a systematised notation including letters and other symbols; the analysis of equations, combinatorial analysis, theory of fractions, etc.**2.**any special system of notation adapted to the study of a special system of relationships:*algebra of classes.***3.***Mathematics***a.**the study of mathematical systems possessing operations analogous to those of addition and multiplication.**b.**any of various particular systems of the above type:*vector algebra*;*matrix algebra.*

{Medieval Latin, from Arabic*al jebr, al jabr*bone-setting, reunification (referring to the solving of algebraic equations)

*Australian English dictionary.
2014.*

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