a root of a polynomial equation with coefficients that are rational numbers

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A number that is a root of a polynomial equation with rational coefficients.

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(*plural* algebraic numbers)

- (mathematics) A complex number that is a root of a polynomial equation with rational coefficients.
*The golden ratio (φ) is an***algebraic number**since it is a solution of the quadratic equation , whose coefficients are integers.*The square root of any integer 'n' is an***algebraic number**since it is a solution of the quadratic equation , whose coefficients are integers.

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- algebraic integer

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