from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Khwarizmi, al- Full name Muhammad ibn-Musa al-Khwarizmi. 780?-850? Arab mathematician and astronomer whose works introduced Arabic numerals and algebraic concepts to Western mathematics. The word algorithm is derived from his name.


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