an expert in .
Like the great French algebraist, Vieta, from whom he drew much of his inspiration, he was an amateur mathematician.
William Oughtred Florian Cajori
The problem is of course (as any algebraist sees at once) a case of “simultaneous simple equations.”
A Tangled Tale Lewis Carroll
a seaport in S Spain, in Andalusia, on the Strait of Gibraltar. Historical Examples It must have been a wonderful spectacle, and I do not suppose the like of it was ever seen in Algeciras before. Familiar Spanish Travels W. D. Howells In the course of his rambling operations, Algeciras and Malaga were the only […]
Horatio, Jr. 1834–99, U.S. novelist: author of a series of books for boys. a male given name. Contemporary Examples The contention was that a sellout was taking place led by, of all people, Richard Nixon, who originally exposed Alger Hiss. The End of the Illusion: America Finally Learns Its Limits Jacob Heilbrunn April 29, 2013 […]
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alger, horatio, jr. A nineteenth-century American author known for his many books in which poor boys become rich through their earnest attitudes and hard work. Note: A true story of spectacular worldly success achieved by someone who started near the bottom is often called a “Horatio Alger story.”
a republic in NW Africa: formerly comprised 13 departments of France; gained independence 1962. 919,352 sq. mi. (2,381,122 sq. km). Capital: Algiers. Contemporary Examples The biggest country in Africa today, Algeria, has given Gaddafi’s family safe haven in exile. Which Middle East Dictator Is Going Down Next? Bruce Riedel October 19, 2011 These last are […]
of or relating to or its inhabitants. a native or inhabitant of . Contemporary Examples The 36-year-old father-of-two saw four jeeps full of hostages blown up by Algerian troops. Inside the Algerian Hostage Standoff Jamie Dettmer January 18, 2013 The CIA and the Algerian embassy in Washington Tuesday declined to comment for this article. One-Eyed […]