Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The Arabic system of numeration; the decimal system.
  • noun Computation with Arabic figures.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In arithmetic, the Arabic system of notation; hence, the art of computation with the Arabic figures, now commonly called arithmetic.
  • noun Any peculiar method of computing, as the rule for finding the greatest common measure.
  • noun Any method of notation: as, the differential algorism.
  • noun Also written algorithm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The art of calculating by nine figures and zero; computation with Arabic figures.
  • noun the Arabic system of numeration.
  • noun The art of calculating with any species of notation

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Obsolete spelling of algorithm.
  • noun Computing in, or using, Arabic numerals.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the Arabic (or decimal) system of numeration
  • noun computation with Arabic figures

Etymologies

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

[Middle English algorisme, from Old French, from Medieval Latin algorismus, after Muhammad ibn-Musa al-KHWARIZMI.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English algorisme, from Old French algorisme, from Medieval Latin algorismus. See algorithm.

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