Associations to the word «Algorithm»


ALGORITHM, noun. A precise step-by-step plan for a computational procedure that possibly begins with an input value and yields an output value in a finite number of steps.
ALGORITHM, noun. (archaic) Calculation with Arabic numerals; algorism.

Dictionary definition

ALGORITHM, noun. A precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope