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algorism the system of numbering and calculating in Arabic numerals and decimals; decimal system.
algorithm a completely determined and finite procedure for solving a problem, esp. used in relation to mathematics and computer science.
alias a false or assumed name. [2 definitions]
alibi the legal defense of establishing one's location away from the scene of a crime during its commission. [4 definitions]
Alice Marble U.S. tennis player who won the U.S. tennis championship singles titles four times (1936, 1938-40) prior to working as a spy for U.S. intelligence (b.1913--d.1990).
alien a resident of a country who is not a citizen of that country. [6 definitions]
alienable legally transferable from one owner to another.
alienate to cause to become unfriendly or averse; estrange. [2 definitions]
alienation the act of alienating or the condition of being alienated. [3 definitions]
alienee in law, a person to whom property is transferred.
alienist a physician specializing in mental disorders, esp. one who testifies about mental competency in legal proceedings.
alienor in law, a person from whom property is transferred to another.
aliform shaped like a wing.
alight1 to step down or dismount, usu. from a conveyance. [2 definitions]
alight2 illuminated or appearing illuminated; lighted up. [2 definitions]
align to form into a straight line. [6 definitions]
alignment the act of arranging, adjusting, or forming into a straight line, logical sequence, or coordinated system. [4 definitions]
alike to the same degree or in a like manner. [2 definitions]
aliment physical nourishment; food. [3 definitions]
alimentary relating to food or nutrition. [2 definitions]
alimentary canal the body passage into which food is ingested and in which it is digested; passage from the mouth to the anus; digestive tract.