algebraic curve

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algebraic curve

[¦al·jə¦brā·ik ′kərv]
(mathematics)
The set of points in the plane satisfying a polynomial equation in two variables.
More generally, the set of points in n-space satisfying a polynomial equation in n variables.
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Let P be a set of n points in the plane and let C be a set of m bounded degree plane algebraic curves with s degrees of freedom and multiplicity type r.
Kulikov, On plane algebraic curves of positive Albanese dimension (Russian), Izv.
Plane Algebraic Curves, Birkhauser Verlag, Basel-Boston-Stuttgart (1986).