Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A computer with the Arabic figures; an arithmetician; a writer on algorism.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • • A full set of lecture slides and additional material available at www.

    AvaxHome RSS:


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • "Simply put an algorist is anyone who works with algorithms. Historically we have viewed algorists as mathematicians. But it also applies to artists who create art using algorithmic procedures that include their own algorithms."

    March 30, 2015