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Pronunciation of Algebraists: Learn how to pronounce Algebraists in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word algebra:

[mass noun]
the part of mathematics in which letters and other general symbols are used to represent numbers and quantities in formulae and equations:
courses in algebra, geometry, and Newtonian physics
a system of algebra based on given axioms.


Pronunciation: /ˌaldʒɪˈbreɪɪst/


late Middle English: from Italian, Spanish, and medieval Latin, from Arabic al-jabr ‘the reunion of broken parts’, ‘bone-setting’, from jabara ‘reunite, restore’. The original sense, ‘the surgical treatment of fractures’, probably came via Spanish, in which it survives; the mathematical sense comes from the title of a book, ‘ilm al-jabr wa’l-muqābala ‘the science of restoring what is missing and equating like with like’, by the mathematician al-Ḵwārizmī (see algorithm)