### What does **algebra** mean?

# Definitions for algebra

ˈæl dʒə brəal·ge·bra

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### Princeton's WordNet

algebranoun

the mathematics of generalized arithmetical operations

### Wiktionary

algebranoun

A system for computation using letters or other symbols to represent numbers, with rules for manipulating these symbols

**Etymology:**Medieval , from al-jabr “reunion, resetting of broken parts”algebranoun

The study of algebraic structures

**Etymology:**Medieval , from al-jabr “reunion, resetting of broken parts”algebranoun

A universal algebra

**Etymology:**Medieval , from al-jabr “reunion, resetting of broken parts”algebranoun

An algebraic structure consisting of a module of a commutative ring along with an additional binary operation that is bilinear

**Etymology:**Medieval , from al-jabr “reunion, resetting of broken parts”algebranoun

A collection of subsets of a given set, such that this collection contains the empty set, and the collection is closed under unions and complements (and thereby also under intersections and differences)

**Etymology:**Medieval , from al-jabr “reunion, resetting of broken parts”algebranoun

One of several other types of mathematical structure

**Etymology:**Medieval , from al-jabr “reunion, resetting of broken parts”

### Wikipedia

Algebra

Algebra (from Arabic الجبر (al-jabr) 'reunion of broken parts, bonesetting') is one of the broad areas of mathematics. Roughly speaking, algebra is the study of mathematical symbols and the rules for manipulating these symbols in formulas; it is a unifying thread of almost all of mathematics.Elementary algebra deals with the manipulation of variables as if they were numbers (see the image), and is therefore essential in all applications of mathematics. Abstract algebra is the name given in education to the study of algebraic structures such as groups, rings, and fields. Linear algebra, which deals with linear equations and linear mappings, is used for modern presentations of geometry, and has many practical applications (in weather forecasting, for example). There are many areas of mathematics that belong to algebra, some having "algebra" in their name, such as commutative algebra and some not, such as Galois theory. The word algebra is not only used for naming an area of mathematics and some subareas; it is also used for naming some sorts of algebraic structures, such as an algebra over a field, commonly called an algebra. Sometimes, the same phrase is used for a subarea and its main algebraic structures; for example, Boolean algebra and a Boolean algebra. A mathematician specialized in algebra is called an algebraist.

### Webster Dictionary

Algebranoun

that branch of mathematics which treats of the relations and properties of quantity by means of letters and other symbols. It is applicable to those relations that are true of every kind of magnitude

**Etymology:**[LL. algebra, fr. Ar. al-jebr reduction of parts to a whole, or fractions to whole numbers, fr. jabara to bind together, consolidate; al-jebr w'almuqbalah reduction and comparison (by equations): cf. F. algbre, It. & Sp. algebra.]Algebranoun

a treatise on this science

**Etymology:**[LL. algebra, fr. Ar. al-jebr reduction of parts to a whole, or fractions to whole numbers, fr. jabara to bind together, consolidate; al-jebr w'almuqbalah reduction and comparison (by equations): cf. F. algbre, It. & Sp. algebra.]

### Freebase

Algebra

Algebra is one of the broad parts of mathematics, together with number theory, geometry and analysis. For historical reasons, the word "algebra" has several related meanings in mathematics, as a single word or with qualifiers. ⁕As a single word without article, "algebra" names a broad part of mathematics. ⁕As a single word with article or in plural, "algebra" denote a specific mathematical structure. See algebra and algebra over a field. ⁕With a qualifier, there is the same distinction: ⁕Without article, it means a part of algebra, like linear algebra, elementary algebra, or abstract algebra. ⁕With an article, it means an instance of some abstract structure, like a Lie algebra or an associative algebra. ⁕Frequently both meanings exist for the same qualifier, like in the sentence: Commutative algebra is the study of commutative rings, that all are commutative algebras over the integers. ⁕Sometimes "algebra" is also used to denote the operations and methods related to algebra in the study of a structure that does not belong to algebra. For example algebra of infinite series may denotes the methods for computing with series without using the notions of infinite summation, limits and convergence.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Algebra

al′je-bra,

*n.*a method of calculating by symbols—by means of letters employed to represent the numbers, and signs to represent their relations, thus forming a kind of universal arithmetic.—*adjs.***Algebrā′ic**,**-al**, pertaining to algebra.—*n.***Algebrā′ist**, one skilled in algebra. [It. and Sp., from Ar.*al-jebr*, the resetting of anything broken, hence combination;*jabara*, to reunite.]

### The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Algebra

a universal arithmetic of Arabian origin or Arabian transmission, in which symbols are employed to denote operations, and letters to represent number and quantity.

### Dictionary of Nautical Terms

algebra

A general method of resolving mathematical problems, by means of equations, or rather computing abstract quantities by symbols or signs; a literal arithmetic.

### Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

algebra

A peculiar kind of mathematical analysis allied to arithmetic and geometry.

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Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of algebra in Chaldean Numerology is:

**8**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of algebra in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**1**

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## Translations for **algebra**

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- algebraAfrikaans
- جبر, علم الجبرArabic
- cəbrAzerbaijani
- алгебраBelarusian
- алгебраBulgarian
- বীজগণিতBengali
- àlgebraCatalan, Valencian
- algebraCzech
- AlgebraGerman
- άλγεβραGreek
- algebroEsperanto
- álgebraSpanish
- algebraEstonian
- جبرPersian
- algebraFinnish
- algèbreFrench
- álxebraGalician
- બીજગણિતGujarati
- אלגברהHebrew
- बीजगणितHindi
- algebraHungarian
- հանրահաշիվArmenian
- algebroIdo
- merkjamálsfræðiIcelandic
- algebraItalian
- 代数, 代数式, 代数学Japanese
- 代數, 대수, 代數學, 대수학Korean
- algebraLatvian
- алгебраMacedonian
- aljabar, algebraMalay
- alġebraMaltese
- stelkunde, algebraDutch
- algebraNorwegian
- algèbraOccitan
- ବୀଜଗଣିତOriya
- algebraPolish
- álgebraPortuguese
- algebrăRomanian
- алгебраRussian
- алгебра, algebraSerbo-Croatian
- algebraSlovak
- algebraSwedish
- இயற்கணிதம்Tamil
- panandaanTagalog
- cebirTurkish
- алгебраUkrainian
- الجبراUrdu
- đại số học, 代數學, 代數, đại sốVietnamese
- 代数Chinese

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