- the Arabic system of arithmetical notation (with the figures 1, 2, 3, etc.).
- the art of computation with the Arabic figures, one to nine, plus the zero; arithmetic.
Origin of algorism
1200–1250; < Medieval Latin algorismus < Arabic al the + kh(u)wārizmī (surname of a 9th-century Muslim mathematician), equivalent to khwārizm Khiva + -ī suffix of appurtenance; replacing Middle English augrim, algrim < Middle French < Medieval Latin
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In arithmetic he was influential in spreading the ideas of algorism.The Hindu-Arabic Numerals
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Algorism, al′go-rizm, n. the Arabic system of numeration: arithmetic.
- the Arabic or decimal system of counting
- the skill of computation using any system of numerals
- another name for algorithm
Word Origin for algorism
C13: from Old French algorisme, from Medieval Latin algorismus, from Arabic al-khuwārizmi, from the name of abu-Ja`far Mohammed ibn-Mūsa al-Khuwārizmi, ninth-century Persian mathematician
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