from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is versed in the science of algebra. Also algebrist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One versed in algebra.

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  • noun mathematics A mathematician who specializes in algebra.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a mathematician whose specialty is algebra


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  • My father was an algebraist, taught college math all his life.

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  • In the judgment of many, she is the greatest algebraist of the twentieth century.

    Emmy Noether.

  • Come to think of it the villain in "The algebraist" really seems out of place in an Iain M Banks Sci fi ...

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  • Peirce was primarily an algebraist in his mathematical style; for example, he was enthusiastic for the cause of quaternions in mechanics after their introduction by W.R. Hamilton in the mid 1840s, and of the various traditions in mechanics he showed some favour for the

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  • Her ideas revolutionized current understanding of algebra and laid the groundwork for further work by her "children" and "grandchildren" in the mathematical world, who consider her the greatest algebraist of the last hundred years.

    Emmy Noether.

  • The problem is of course (as any algebraist sees at once) a case of “simultaneous simple equations” It is, however, easily soluble by arithmetic only; and, when this is the case, I hold that it is bad workmanship to use the more complex method.

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  • If it is all his own, he will make a good algebraist in the time to come.

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  • Luminous members whom I recall with special vividness were the algebraist Richard Brauer, the non-Euclidean geometer, H.S.M. Coxeter, the aforementioned

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  • Busy calculation and restless labor appear at first to be the grand elements of American life; mirth is apparently excluded, as the superfluous members of his equations are eliminated by the algebraist.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 58, August, 1862

  • To this task, so clearly defined by Fresnel, Cauchy devoted the most powerful efforts of his genius as an algebraist and, thanks to this pupil of Laplace, the Newtonian physics of molecular attraction became an active factor in the propagation of the theory of undulatory optics.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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