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Algebra; an algebraic operation or expression. In later use frequently figurative: excessive or inappropriate use of symbols; an instance of this.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Cyclopaedia. From algebra + -ism, after algebraist. With the some forms compare post-classical Latin algebrismus, French algébrisme.
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