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# Algorism

the Arabic system of arithmetical notation (with the figures 1, 2, 3, etc.).
the art of computation with the Arabic figures, one to nine, plus the zero; arithmetic.
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Historical Examples

In arithmetic he was influential in spreading the ideas of algorism.
The Hindu-Arabic Numerals David Eugene Smith

algorism, al′go-rizm, n. the Arabic system of numeration: arithmetic.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

noun
the Arabic or decimal system of counting
the skill of computation using any system of numerals
another name for algorithm

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• Algorithim

algorithim spelling It’s spelled “algorithm”. (1997-02-25)

• Algorithm

a set of rules for solving a problem in a finite number of steps, as for finding the greatest common divisor. Contemporary Examples The algorithm is forever ratcheting up spending and ratcheting down revenues. Why Jerry Brown’s Bid to Fix California’s Budget Isn’t Working Joe Mathews May 14, 2012 “At the most basic level, the […]

• Algorithm description

algorithm description language (ALDES) [“The Algorithm Description Language ALDES”, R.G.K. Loos, SIGSAM Bull 14(1):15-39 (Jan 1976)]. (1995-04-19)

• Algorithmic

a set of rules for solving a problem in a finite number of steps, as for finding the greatest common divisor. noun a logical arithmetical or computational procedure that if correctly applied ensures the solution of a problem Compare heuristic (logic, maths) a recursive procedure whereby an infinite sequence of terms can be generated adj. […]

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