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Middle English algorisme, from Old French algorisme, from Medieval Latin algorismus. See algorithm.


algorism (plural algorisms)

  1. Obsolete spelling of algorithm
    • 1921. Klapper, Paul. The Teaching of Arithmetic: A Manual for Teachers D. Appleton and Company. p. 231
      The Algorism in Addition of Fractions. — There are two accepted forms of work in addition of fractions...
  2. Computing in, or using, Arabic numerals.
    • 1948. Ore, Oystein. Number Theory and Its History p. 20
      The works of al-Khowarizmi were translated into Latin, and through a perversion of his name the art of computing with Hindu-Arabic numerals became known as algorism.