# Alan Mathison Turing

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## Definition of the noun Alan Mathison Turing

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**noun**

- English mathematician who conceived of the Turing machine and broke German codes during World War II (1912-1954)
- lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
- synonyms of Alan Mathison Turing: Alan Turing / Turing
- instance of: mathematician = a person skilled in mathematics

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### The Shorter Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2005)

by Edward Craig

MOOR TURING MACHINES Turing machines are abstract computing devices,
named after **Alan Mathison Turing**. A Turing machine operates on a potentially
infinite tape uniformly divided into squares, and is capable of entering only a
finite number of distinct internal configurations. Each square may contain a
symbol from a ...

### Concise Encyclopedia of Computer Science (2004)

by Edwin D. Reilly

For articles on related subjects, see + Algorithms,
Theory of + Digital Computers, History of: Early + Turing Award Winners + Turing
Machine + Turing Test **Alan Mathison Turing** (1912-1954) (see Fig. 1) was born
in London. From an early age, Turing showed an extraordinary ...

### Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Index (1998)

by Edward Craig

Abraham Turing, **Alan Mathison Turing** machines Turing reducibility and Turing
degrees Turnbull, George al-Tusi, Khwajah Nasir Twardowski, Kazimierz Type/
token distinction Udayana Uddyotakara Uisang Ulrich of Strasbourg Unamuno y
Jugo, Miguel de Unconscious mental states Underdetermination Unity of science
Universal language Universalism in ethics Universals Universals, Indian theories
of Use/mention distinction and quotation Utilitarianism Utopianism Vagueness ...

### Dictionary of Twentieth-Century British Philosophers (2005)

2 Volumes by Stuart Brown

**Alan Mathison Turing**
was born in London on 23 June 1912 and died tragically in Wilmslow, near
Manchester ...

### The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2006)

by Elizabeth Knowles

It is named for the English mathematician **Alan Mathison Turing** (1912–
54), who developed the concept of a theoretical computing machine, a key step
in the development of the first computer, and carried out important code-breaking
work in ...

### Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2013)

by Professor Edward Craig, Edward Craig

MOOR TURING MACHINES Turing machines
are abstract computing devices, named after **Alan Mathison Turing**. A Turing
machine operates on a potentially infinite tape uniformly divided into squares,
and is capable of entering only a finite number of distinct internal configurations.
Each square may contain a symbol from a finite alphabet. The machine can scan
one square at a time and perform, depending on the content of the scanned
square and its ...

### Historical Dictionary of Science and Technology in Modern China (2015)

by Lawrence R. Sullivan, Nancy Y. Liu

A centenary celebration of the life and work of the renowned British physicist and
computer scientist **Alan Mathison Turing** was convened in China on 16 May 2012
, ...

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