al·​go·​rist | \ ˈal-gə-rist \
plural -s

Definition of algorist

: one of a school of medieval mathematicians who made use of the algorismic notation opposed to abacist

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Other Words from algorist

algoristic \ ¦al-​gə-​¦ri-​stik \ adjective

First Known Use of algorist

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for algorist

algorism + -ist

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“Algorist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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