Essential Math Vocabulary: Algebra

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  1. axis
    a straight line through a body or figure
  2. binomial
    a quantity expressed as a sum or difference of two terms
  3. coefficient
    a constant number that serves as a measure of some property
  4. constant
    a quantity that does not vary
  5. coordinate
    a number that identifies a position relative to an axis
  6. domain
    a set of possible values of the independent variable
  7. equation
    a mathematical statement that two expressions are the same
  8. exponential
    a function in which an independent variable is a power
  9. expression
    a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
  10. factor
    any of numbers that form a product when multiplied together
  11. factorization
    breaking down an integer or polynomial into its divisors
  12. function
    a mathematical relation associating elements between sets
  13. graph
    a visual representation of the relations between quantities
  14. inequality
    relation showing that two quantities have different values
  15. intercept
    the point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis
  16. intersect
    meet or cross at a point; overlap
  17. linear
    involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
  18. parabola
    a curve formed by an object thrown in the air and falling
  19. polynomial
    a mathematical function that is the sum of a number of terms
  20. quadrant
    any of the four areas into which a plane is divided
  21. quadratic
    of or relating to the second power
  22. range
    the set of values that is the output of a function
  23. simplify
    reduce the form of a mathematical equation or expression
  24. slope
    the property of a line that departs from the horizontal
  25. variable
    a quantity that can assume any of a set of values
Created on July 1, 2021

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