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Definition of the noun algorism
What does algorism mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: algorisms
- the Arabic (or decimal) system of numeration
- computation with Arabic figures
Alternative definition of the noun algorism
- Computing in, or using, Arabic numerals.
Algorism is the technique of performing basic arithmetic by writing numbers in place value form and applying a set of memorized rules and facts to the digits. One who practices algorism is known as an algorist. This system largely superseded earlier calculation systems that used a different set of symbols for each numerical magnitude and in some cases required a device such as an abacus.
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Arithmetical Institutions (1735)
Containing a Compleat System of Arithmetic Natural, Logarithmical, and Algebraical in All Their Branches: ... By the Rev. Mr. John Kirkby by John Kirkby
Natural Algorism is that which proceeds by the Natural Numbers. Definition III. 253. Artificial Algorism is that which proceeds by Artificial Numbers, substituted in the Room of Natural ones, called Logarithms. B C H A ft, Chap. II. Of the Notation ...
A Journey Through the History of Mathematics from 1000 To 1800 by Frank J. Swetz
Algorism is the first definition introduced by HEC ALGORISMUS ARS PRESENS DlClTUR', IN CLUA TALI' BUS INDORUM FRUIMUR BIS Q'UINQI'JE FIGURIS.1 Then follows in fifteenth century English—This hook is called the hook ...
Rara Arithmetica (1908)
A Catalogve of the Arithmetics Written Before the Year MDCI by David Eugene Smith, George Arthur Plimpton
This rather early Spanish monastic treatise on algorism is the third of three manuscripts in the same hand, written c. 1450, of which the ...
Exemplary Practices by Yvelyne Germain- Mc Carthy, Katharine Owens
” By some accounts, the word algorism is an old word for arithmetic. SAMAR SARMINI: MUSLIMS AND INHERITANCE PORTIONS 111 Problem Solving.
The Medieval Craft of Memory (2003)
An Anthology of Texts and Pictures by Mary Carruthers, Jan M. Ziolkowski
The algorism is the system of base-10 numerical calculation using Arabic ...
The School Journal (1903)
The word algorism is the Arabic name for arithmetic. The collection included also the history of numerals. The first traces of our numerals are found in a cave in India, at Nana Ghat, near Bombay. They date from about 250 B. C. Up to 1250 the ...
Dictionary of Early English (1955)
by Joseph T. Shipley
alexipharmac algorism contagion was an alexiteric or alexitery. The PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY for 1671 declare that the heart or liver of a viper is one of the greatest alexitery's in the world ...
by William Dwight Whitney
isobaric algorism. See *algorism. II. n. In thermodynam., a line or surface of equal pressures ; an isobar. The isobarics of evaporation happen to be isothermals — not by reason of anything that can fairly be called physical accident, because it ...
Concepts/Methods/Theories by W. Marciszewski
has been derived as a combination of the word “algorism,” which in the middle ages denoted the art of computing using Arabic numerals, and the Greek word “arithmós” (number). The word “algorism” ...
Includes Abbreviations, Geographical Names, Foreign Words and Phrases, Forms of Address, Weights and Measures, Signs and Symbols by Albert Morehead, Philip D. Morehead, Loy Morehead
algorism, algorithm <-» The word algorism comes from the name of an Arab mathematician, al- Khuwarizmi, the man of Khuwarizm. Algorithm arose in the 17th c. as an alternative spelling. al'gO'rithm (al'ga-rith-sm) n.
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Scrabble value of A1L1G2O1R1I1S1M3
The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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