Meaning of ALGORITHM in English


I. ˈalgəˌrithəm, -th- noun

( -s )

Etymology: alteration (influenced by arithmetic ) of algorism

: algorism

• al·go·rith·mic | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|rithmik, -th- adjective

II. noun

: a procedure for solving a mathematical problem (as 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 an end especially by a computer

• algorithmic adjective

• al·go·rith·mi·cal·ly -mə̇k(ə)lē, -mēk-, -li adverb

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