Etymology: From , or mediaeval , from (Arab.) (ARchar, , Ù) (al-jabr) "reunion", "resetting of broken parts", used in the title of w:Al-Khwarizmi, al-Khwarizmi"s influential work (ARchar, ÙÙ Ù ÙÙÙÙÙ) (ilm al-jabr wa"l-muqÄbala), "the science of restoration and equating like with like"
- (uncountable, math) A system for computation using letters or other symbols to represent numbers, with rules for manipulating these symbols.
- (countable, math) A structure consisting of a set of elements together with one or more operations and rules specifying what expressions are equivalent.
- (uncountable, mathematics) The study of algebras.
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