Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See algorism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English form of algorism.

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Examples

  • ++Þe ȝiscere is his eskibah · feareð abuten esken · ⁊ bisiliche stureð him to rukelin to gederes muchele ⁊ monie ruken · blaweð þrin  {80} ⁊ blent him seolf · peaðereð ⁊ makeð þrin figures of augrim · as þes rikeneres doð þe habbeð muche to rikenin.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • Beside them is the astrolabe, an instrument about which he wrote; and trimly arranged apart his augrim-stones, or counters for making calculations.

    Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages

  • Hindu-Arabic numerals: "Over the whiche degrees ther ben noumbres of augrim, that devyden thilke same degrees fro fyve to fyve," and "... the nombres ... ben writen in augrim," meaning in the way of the algorism.

    The Hindu-Arabic Numerals

  • Thomas Usk about 1387 writes: [479] "a sypher in augrim have no might in signification of it-selve, yet he yeveth power in signification to other."

    The Hindu-Arabic Numerals

  • Algorism (augrim, augrym, algram, agram, algorithm), owes its name to the accident that the first arithmetical treatise translated from the

    The Earliest Arithmetics in English

  • One other possible interpretation of this sentence has occurred to me, just barely worth mentioning; -- that the 'twinn'd stones' are the _augrim_ stones upon the number'd beech, that is, the astronomical tables of beech-wood.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2

  • One other possible interpretation of this sentence has occurred to me, just barely worth mentioning; — that the “twinn’d stones” are the _augrim_ stones upon the number’d beech, — that is, the astronomical tables of beech-wood.

    Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher

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  • From the examples:

    “Beside them is the astrolabe, an instrument about which he wrote; and trimly arranged apart his augrim-stones, or counters for making calculations.”
    --Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages

    May 31, 2012