Meaning of ALGORITHM in English



Pronunciation: ' al-g ə - ˌ ri- th ə m

Function: noun

Etymology: alteration of Middle English algorisme, from Old French & Medieval Latin; Old French, from Medieval Latin algorismus, from Arabic al-khuw ā rizmi, from al-Khw ā rizm ī flourished A.D. 825 Islamic mathematician

Date: 1926

: a procedure for solving a mathematical problem (as of finding the greatest common divisor) in a finite number of steps that frequently involves repetition of an operation broadly : a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem or accomplishing some end especially by a computer

– al · go · rith · mic \ ˌ al-g ə - ' ri th -mik \ adjective

– al · go · rith · mi · cal · ly \ -mi-k( ə -)l ē \ adverb

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