Meaning of ALGORITHM in English
n. (also algorism) 1 Math. a process or set of rules used for calculation or problem-solving, esp. with a computer. 2 the Arabic or decimal notation of numbers. algorithmic adj.
[ algorism ME ult. f. Pers. al-Kuwarizmi 9th-c. mathematician: algorithm infl. by Gk arithmos number (cf. F algorithme) ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012