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for Algebraic curve
From 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.
2. progressing by constant multiplicatory factors; -- of a
series of numbers. Contrasted to arithmetical. algebraic
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.
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