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algorism

[ al-guh-riz-uhm ]
/ ˈæl gəˌrɪz əm /
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noun Mathematics Now Rare.
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.
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Origin of algorism

First recorded in 1200–1250; from Medieval Latin algorismus, from Arabic al “the” + kh(u)wārizmī (surname of a 9th-century Muslim mathematician), equivalent to khwārizm Khiva + a suffix indicating relationship or origin; replacing Middle English augrim, algrim, algorisme, algorim, from Old French, Middle French augorisme, algorisme, from Medieval Latin

OTHER WORDS FROM algorism

al·go·ris·mic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for algorism

algorism
/ (ˈælɡəˌrɪzəm) /

noun
the Arabic or decimal system of counting
the skill of computation using any system of numerals
another name for algorithm

Derived forms of algorism

algorismic, adjective

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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