An extension of Grace Hopper’s A-2 programming language, developed in about 1955. ARITH-MATIC was originally known as A-3, but was renamed by the marketing department of Remington Rand UNIVAC.
[How was A-2 extended?]
divination by the use of numbers, especially by the number of letters in names. n. “divination by numbers,” 1570s, from Greek arithmos “number” (see arithmetic) + -manteia “divination” (see -mancy).
the method or process of computation with figures: the most elementary branch of mathematics. Also called higher arithmetic, theoretical arithmetic. the theory of numbers; the study of the divisibility of whole numbers, the remainders after division, etc. a book on this subject. Also, arithmetical. of or relating to arithmetic. Contemporary Examples This article has been […]
- Arithmetic and logic unit
arithmetic and logic unit processor (ALU or “mill”) The part of the central processing unit which performs operations such as addition, subtraction and multiplication of integers and bit-wise AND, OR, NOT, XOR and other Boolean operations. The CPU’s instruction decode logic determines which particular operation the ALU should perform, the source of the operands and […]
- Arithmetic/logic unit