Definition of algorist in English:

algorist

noun

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

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

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

algorist

/ˈalɡ(ə)rɪst/