# ALGORITHM

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- Written by: Ephraïm Chambers
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ALGORITHM, an Arabic Term, which some Authors, and especially the Spaniards, make use of to signify the Doctrine of Numbers. See NUMBER.Algorithm is properly the Art of numbering truly, and readily; and comprehends the six Rules of common Arithmetic.—It is sometimes called Logistica Numeralis. See ARITHMETIC, RULE, &c.In this Sense, we say, the Algorithm of Integers, the Algorithm of Fractions, the Algorithm of Surds, etc. See FRACTION, SURD, &c.