### Crossword clues for algorism

##### The Collaborative International Dictionary
Algorism

Algorism \Al"go*rism\, Algorithm \Al"go*rithm\, n. [OE. algorism, algrim, augrim, OF. algorisme, F. algorithme (cf. Sp. algoritmo, OSp. alguarismo, LL. algorismus), fr. the Ar. al-Khow[=a]rezm[=i] of Khow[=a]rezm, the modern Khiwa, surname of Abu Ja'far Mohammed ben Mus[=a], author of a work on arithmetic early in the 9th century, which was translated into Latin, such books bearing the name algorismus. The spelling with th is due to a supposed connection with Gr. ? number.]

1. The art of calculating by nine figures and zero; computation with Arabic figures.

2. the Arabic system of numeration.

Syn: decimal system

3. The art of calculating with any species of notation; as, the algorithms of fractions, proportions, surds, etc.

##### Wiktionary
algorism

n. 1 (obsolete spelling of algorithm English) 2 Computing in, or using, Arabic numerals.

##### WordNet
algorism
1. n. the Arabic (or decimal) system of numeration

2. computation with Arabic figures

##### Wikipedia
Algorism

Algorism is the technique of performing basic arithmetic by writing numbers in place value form and applying a set of memorized rules and facts to the digits. One who practices algorism is known as an algorist. This positional notation system largely superseded earlier calculation systems that used a different set of symbols for each numerical magnitude, such as Roman numerals, and in some cases required a device such as an abacus.

#### Usage examples of "algorism".

Ever since Solomon had shown him the basis of algorism, the methods of al-Khwarizmi, he had been seeking problems to turn it on.

Fly, make lenses, invent algorism, make fire devices, al-kuhl, al-jabr, al-kimiya, al-qili.

His Almagest, and books both great and small, His astrolabe, belonging to his art, His algorism stones all laid apart On shelves that ranged beside his lone bed's head.

All I know is, I was showing them how to program some new algorisms for the computer when--"