# algorist

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## English[edit]

### Etymology[edit]

A corruption of the name al-Khwārizmī, who introduced the use of arabic numerals.

### Noun[edit]

**algorist** (*plural* **algorists**)

- One who uses Arabic numerals to represent numbers and to perform calculations, as opposed to one who uses Roman numerals to represent numbers and an abacus to perform calculations.
- Antonym: abacist

**1953**, Burdette Ross Buckingham, Elementary Arithmetic: Its Meaning and Practice, page 344:- In the handling of numbers the dream of the
**algorist**was to free men from a machine.

**1977**, Cynthia Conwell Cook, Western mathematics comes of age, page 55:- Navigators, astronomers, scientists, mathematicians, and others who were involved in a great deal of calculating were rather readily converted to the
**algorist**inclination.

**1992**, Albert B. Bennett, Leonard T. Nelson, Mathematics for elementary teachers: a conceptual approach, page 67:- The sixteenth-century print at the left shows an abacist competing against an
**algorist**.

**2002**, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, page 2002:- On the other hand, at the beginning of the fifteenth century, the competition between the abacist who used an abacus for computation and the
**algorist**who invoked Arabic numerical calculations became quite furious. Eventually, the**algorist**won acceptance.

- One who develops algorithms.
**1987**, Mathematical Education - Volume 4, page 64:- As an
**algorist**Ramanujan had few peers in the world of mathematics.

**2000**, Geoffrey Poitras, The Early History of Financial Economics, 1478-1776:- It was in Lyons where Nicholas Chuquet, a master
**algorist**, worked and by 1484 completed a series of manuscripts referred to as the*Triparty*.

**2012**, E. T. Bell, The Development of Mathematics, page 519:- Always the daring
**algorist**, Euler occasionally trusted his formulas too far, and was unperturbed when they propesied material absurdities.

**2014**, E.T. Bell, Men of Mathematics, page 140:- As an
**algorist**Euler has never been surpassed, and probably never even closely approached, unless perhaps by Jacobi.

- The aspect of a biological organism that follows a systematic process to interpret perceptual data.
**1976**, Haskins Laboratories, Status Report on Speech Research:- What we witness in Trevarthan's and Halliday's behavioral and protolinguistic analyses of infant line, is the infant as
**algorist**possessing and deploying a stock of fundamental strategies or modes for selectively operating upon the world.

**1981**, Claire F. Michaels, Claudia Carello, Direct perception, page 75:- The first issue is whether or not an agent or
**algorist**is extraneous to a theory that can, in principle or fact, accurately and completely describe both the algorithms (in this case, the rules and procedures specifying how a biological machine detects information) and the data (invariant energy structures) upon which those algorithms operate.

**1982**, Karl M. Dallenbach, Madison Bentley, Edwin Garrigues Boring, The American Journal of Psychology - Volume 95, page 212:- It is very difficult not to construe the
**algorist**as homunculus, although claims are made to the contrary. The**algorist**is somehow not simply the perceiver (otherwise that word would do).