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From Italian, Spanish or mediaeval Latin, from Arabic الجبر (al-jabr) “reunion”, “resetting of broken parts”, used in the title of al-Khwarizmi’s influential work علم الجبر والمقابلة (ilm al-jabr wa’l-muqābala), “the science of restoration and equating like with like”

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Algebra

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Singular
algebra

Plural
countable and uncountable; algebras

algebra (countable and uncountable; plural algebras)

  1. (uncountable, mathematics) A system for computation using letters or other symbols to represent numbers, with rules for manipulating these symbols.
  2. (countable, mathematics) A structure consisting of a set of elements together with one or more operations and rules specifying what expressions are equivalent.
  3. (uncountable, mathematics) The study of algebras.


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