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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Algebraic \Al`ge*bra"ic\, Algebraical \Al`ge*bra"ic*al\, a. 1. Of or pertaining to algebra; using algebra; according to the laws of algebra; containing an operation of algebra, or deduced from such operation; as, algebraic characters; algebraical writings; algebraic geometry. [1913 Webster] 2. progressing by constant multiplicatory factors; -- of a series of numbers. Contrasted to arithmetical. algebraic progression Syn: algebraic [PJC] Algebraic curve, a curve such that the equation which expresses the relation between the co["o]rdinates of its points involves only the ordinary operations of algebra; -- opposed to a transcendental curve. [1913 Webster]