álgebra

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Noun[edit]

álgebra f (plural álgebras)

  1. algebra

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic الجبر(al-jabr, reunion, resetting of broken parts), used in the title of al-Khwarizmi’s influential work عِلْم اَلْجَبْر وَالْمُقَابَلَة(ʿilm al-jabr wālmuqābala, the science of restoration and equating like with like).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈalxebɾa/, [ˈal.xe.β̞ɾa]
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Noun[edit]

álgebra f (plural álgebras)

  1. algebra

Usage notes[edit]

  • The feminine noun álgebra is like other feminine nouns starting with a stressed /a/ sound in that it takes the articles el and un (normally reserved for masculine nouns) in the singular when there is no intervening adjective:
el álgebra
un álgebra
  • However, if an adjective, even one that begins with stressed /a/ such as alta or ancha, intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la or una.

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