### What does **algorithm** mean?

# Definitions for **algorithm**

ˈæl gəˌrɪð əmal·go·rithm

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### Princeton's WordNet

algorithm, algorithmic rule, algorithmic program(noun)

a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem

### GCIDE

algorithm(n.)

a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem; a set of procedures guaranteed to find the solution to a problem.

### Wiktionary

algorithm(Noun)

A precise step-by-step plan for a computational procedure that begins with an input value and yields an output value in a finite number of steps.

**Origin:** From algorithme; from the algorisme, a modification likely due to a mistaken connection with ἀριθμός; from algorismus, a transliteration of Arabicized form of the name of the Persian mathematician al-Khwārizmī (الخوارزمي).

### Webster Dictionary

Algorithm(noun)

the art of calculating by nine figures and zero

Algorithm(noun)

the art of calculating with any species of notation; as, the algorithms of fractions, proportions, surds, etc

### Freebase

Algorithm

In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm is a step-by-step procedure for calculations. Algorithms are used for calculation, data processing, and automated reasoning. An algorithm is an effective method expressed as a finite list of well-defined instructions for calculating a function. Starting from an initial state and initial input, the instructions describe a computation that, when executed, proceeds through a finite number of well-defined successive states, eventually producing "output" and terminating at a final ending state. The transition from one state to the next is not necessarily deterministic; some algorithms, known as randomized algorithms, incorporate random input. Though al-Khwārizmī's algorism referred to the rules of performing arithmetic using Hindu-Arabic numerals and the systematic solution of linear and quadratic equations, a partial formalization of what would become the modern algorithm began with attempts to solve the Entscheidungsproblem posed by David Hilbert in 1928. Subsequent formalizations were framed as attempts to define "effective calculability" or "effective method"; those formalizations included the Gödel–Herbrand–Kleene recursive functions of 1930, 1934 and 1935, Alonzo Church's lambda calculus of 1936, Emil Post's "Formulation 1" of 1936, and Alan Turing's Turing machines of 1936–7 and 1939. Giving a formal definition of algorithms, corresponding to the intuitive notion, remains a challenging problem.

### Editors Contribution

algorithm

A precise step-by-step plan for a computational procedure that begins with an input value and produces an output value in an accurate and specific number of steps.

Algorithms are widely used in all computers, programs and software which empower the technology we have and use.

Submitted by MC Harmonious on January 8, 2016algorithm

Is a computational instruction or procedure with accurate input using intelligent and logical steps that produces an accurate and specific execution or output.

All computers in 2016 have an algorithm used within them in some shape or form, they are vital to the design and execution of a computer, program or software.

Submitted by MC Harmonious on January 8, 2016

### Anagrams for algorithm »

logarithm

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of algorithm in Chaldean Numerology is:

**3**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of algorithm in Pythagorean Numerology is:

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## Translations for **algorithm**

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- خوارزميةArabic
- алгарытмBelarusian
- алгоритъмBulgarian
- algorismeCatalan, Valencian
- algoritmusCzech
- algoritmeDanish
- AlgorithmusGerman
- αλγόριθμοςGreek
- algoritmoEsperanto
- algoritmoSpanish
- الگوریتمPersian
- algoritmiFinnish
- algorithmeFrench
- algoritmoGalician
- algoritmusHungarian
- ալգորիթմArmenian
- algoritmaIndonesian
- algoritmoIdo
- algóriþmi, algrím, reiknirit, reiknisögnIcelandic
- algoritmoItalian
- 算法, アルゴリズム, 演算手順Japanese
- ალგორითმიGeorgian
- алгоритмKazakh
- 알고리즘, 연산Korean
- алгоритмKyrgyz
- algorithmusLatin
- algoritmasLithuanian
- алгоритамMacedonian
- algoritmaMalay
- algoritmeDutch
- algoritmeNorwegian
- algoritmeOccitan
- algorytmPolish
- algoritmoPortuguese
- algoritm, algoritmiRomanian
- алгоритмRussian
- алгоритам, algoritamSerbo-Croatian
- algoritmusSlovak
- algoritemSlovene
- algoritmSwedish
- алгоритмTajik
- อัลกอริทึมThai
- algorítmoTagalog
- algoritmaTurkish
- алгоритмUkrainian
- 算法Chinese

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