alphametic etymology

English word alphametic comes from English alphabet, English arithmetic

Detailed word origin of alphametic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
alphabet English (eng) To designate by the letters of the alphabet; to arrange alphabetically. (India, Hong Kong, Singapore) An individual letter of an alphabet; an alphabetic character.. (computer science) A typically finite set of distinguishable symbols.. A writing system in which letters represent phonemes. (Contrast e.g. logography, a writing system in which each character represents a word, and syllabary, in [...]
arithmetic English (eng) (arithmetic) Of a progression, mean, etc, computed solely using addition.. (mathematics) Of, relating to, or using arithmetic; arithmetical. The mathematics of numbers (integers, rational numbers, real numbers, or complex numbers) under the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
alphametic English (eng) A puzzle that presents an arithmetic problem with letters in place of the digits, the reader challenged to deduce which digit corresponds to each letter.

Words with the same origin as alphametic

Descendants of alphabet
Euclidean euclidianness