The definition of algebra is a type of math that focuses on demonstrating the properties and relationships of abstract things in symbolic form.(noun)
Graphing, absolute value equations and scientific notation are each an example of a topic in algebra.
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Origin: ME < ML < Ar al-jabr, the reunion of broken parts < al, the + jabara, to reunite
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Origin: Middle English, bone-setting
Origin: , and Italian, algebra
Origin: , both from Medieval Latin
Origin: , from Arabic al-jabr (wa-l-muqābala), the restoration (and the compensation), addition (and subtraction)
Origin: : al-, the
Origin: + jabr, bone-setting, restoration (from jabara, to set (bones), force, restore; see gpr in Semitic roots).
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