Meaning of ALGORITHM in English


al ‧ go ‧ rith ‧ m /ˈælɡərɪð ə m/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Origin: algorism 'algorithm' (13-19 centuries) , from Medieval Latin algorismus , from Arabic al-khuwarizmi , from al-Khuwarizmi 9th-century Persian mathematician; influenced by Greek arithmos 'number' ]

technical a set of instructions that are followed in a fixed order and used for solving a mathematical problem, making a computer program etc

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.