alphametic

noun
al·​pha·​met·​ic | \ ¦alfə¦metik \
plural -s

Definition of alphametic

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

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First Known Use of alphametic

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alphametic

alphabetic + arithmetic

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“Alphametic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alphametic. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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