Definition of algorism
1a : the system of Arabic numerals b : the art of calculating by means of nine figures and zero : arithmetic
2 : the art of calculating with any species of notation the algorism of fractions
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Origin and Etymology of algorism
Middle English augrim, algorisme, from Old French & Medieval Latin; Old French augorisme, from Medieval Latin algorismus, from Arabic al-khuwārizmi, after abu-Jaʽfar Mohammed ibn-Mūsa al-Khuwārizmi, flourished 825 a.d. Persian mathematician
First Known Use: 14th century
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