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.

Etymology: algorism ME ult. f. Pers. al-Kuwarizmi 9th-c. mathematician: algorithm infl. by Gk arithmos number (cf. F algorithme)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.