plural -s
: one skilled in computing (as dates of the calendar, business accounts, astronomical problems)

Word History


alteration (influenced by compute) of earlier compotist, from Middle English compotiste, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin computista, compotista, from Late Latin computus, compotus + Latin -ista -ist

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“Computist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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