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 for symbolic mathematics
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  symbolic mathematics
  
      (Or "symbolic math") The use of
     computers to manipulate mathematical equations and expressions
     in symbolic form, as opposed to manipulating the numerical
     quantities represented by those symbols.  Such a system might
     be used for symbolic integration or differentiation,
     substitution of one expression into another, simplification of
     an expression, change of subject etc.
  
     One of the best known symbolic mathematics software packages
     is Mathematica.  Others include ALAM, ALGY, AMP,
     Ashmedai, AXIOM*, CAMAL, CAYLEY, CCalc, CLAM,
     CoCoA(?), ESP, FLAP, FORM, FORMAL, Formula ALGOL,
     GAP, JACAL, LiE, Macaulay, MACSYMA, Magic Paper,
     MAO, Maple, Mathcad, MATHLAB, MuMath, Nother,
     ORTHOCARTAN, Pari, REDUCE, SAC-1, SAC2, SAINT,
     Schoonschip, Scratchpad I, SHEEP, STENSOR, SYMBAL,
     SymbMath, Symbolic Mathematical Laboratory, TRIGMAN,
     UBASIC.
  
     Usenet newsgropup: news:sci.math.symbolic.
  
     (1995-04-12)
  

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