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algorism


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Algorism  \Al"go*rism\,  Algorithm  \Al"go*rithm\,  n.  [OE. 
  algorism,  algrim  augrim,  OF  algorisme  F.  algorithme  (cf. 
  Sp  algoritmo  OSp.  alguarismo  LL  algorismus),  fr  the  Ar 
  al-Khow[=a]rezm[=i]  of  Khow[=a]rezm,  the  modern  Khiwa 
  surname  of  Abu  Ja'far  Mohammed  ben  Mus[=a],  author  of  a  work 
  on  arithmetic  early  in  the  9th  century,  which  was  translated 
  into  Latin,  such  books  bearing  the  name  algorismus  The 
  spelling  with  th  is  due  to  a  supposed  connection  with  Gr  ? 
  number.] 
  1.  The  art  of  calculating  by  nine  figures  and  zero. 
 
  2.  The  art  of  calculating  with  any  species  of  notation;  as 
  the  algorithms  of  fractions,  proportions,  surds,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  algorism 
  n  1:  the  Arabic  (or  decimal)  system  of  numeration 
  2:  computation  with  Arabic  figures 




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