Definition of algorist in English:


Pronunciation /ˈalɡ(ə)rɪst/


  • 1A person skilled in the use of Arabic numerals in arithmetic. Chiefly historical.

  • 2Mathematics Computing
    A person skilled in writing or using algorithms.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Blount (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer. From post-classical Latin algorista from algorismus, on the analogy of Latin nouns in -ista corresponding to nouns in -ismus.