Algebraic may refer to any subject related to

algebra
Algebra () 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 ...

in mathematics and related branches like algebraic number theory
Algebraic number theory is a branch of number theory that uses the techniques of abstract algebra to study the integers, rational numbers, and their generalizations. Number-theoretic questions are expressed in terms of properties of algebraic ...

and algebraic topology
Algebraic topology is a branch of mathematics that uses tools from abstract algebra to study topological spaces. The basic goal is to find algebraic invariants that classify topological spaces up to homeomorphism, though usually most classify u ...

. The word algebra itself has several meanings.
Algebraic may also refer to:
* Algebraic data type
In computer programming, especially functional programming and type theory, an algebraic data type (ADT) is a kind of composite type, i.e., a type formed by combining other types.
Two common classes of algebraic types are product types (i.e., ...

, a datatype in computer programming each of whose values is data from other datatypes wrapped in one of the constructors of the datatype
* Algebraic number
An algebraic number is a number that is a root of a non-zero polynomial in one variable with integer (or, equivalently, rational) coefficients. For example, the golden ratio, (1 + \sqrt)/2, is an algebraic number, because it is a root of the ...

s, a complex number that is a root of a non-zero polynomial in one variable with integer coefficients
* Algebraic function In mathematics, an algebraic function is a function that can be defined
as the root of a polynomial equation. Quite often algebraic functions are algebraic expressions using a finite number of terms, involving only the algebraic operations additio ...

s, functions satisfying certain polynomials
* Algebraic element, an element of a field extension which is a root of some polynomial over the base field
* Algebraic extension
In mathematics, an algebraic extension is a field extension such that every element of the larger field is algebraic over the smaller field ; that is, if every element of is a root of a non-zero polynomial with coefficients in . A field ex ...

, a field extension such that every element is an algebraic element over the base field
* Algebraic definition, a definition in mathematical logic which is given using only equalities between terms
* Algebraic structure
In mathematics, an algebraic structure consists of a nonempty set ''A'' (called the underlying set, carrier set or domain), a collection of operations on ''A'' (typically binary operations such as addition and multiplication), and a finite set o ...

, a set with one or more finitary operations defined on it
* Algebraic, the order of entering operations when using a calculator (contrast reverse Polish notation
Reverse Polish notation (RPN), also known as reverse Ćukasiewicz notation, Polish postfix notation or simply postfix notation, is a mathematical notation in which operators ''follow'' their operands, in contrast to Polish notation (PN), in wh ...

)
* Algebraic sum, a summation of quantities that takes into account their signs; e.g. the algebraic sum of 4, 3, and -8 is -1.
See also

* Algebra (disambiguation) * Algebraic notation (disambiguation) * {{disambig