plural -s
: a mathematical puzzle consisting of a numerical computation with letters substituted for numbers which are to be restored through mathematical reasoning

Word History


alphabetic + arithmetic

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alphametic was in 1955

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“Alphametic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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