# 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
...

### 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
...

### 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 ...

### Encyclopedia of World War II (2007)

by Alan Axelrod, Jack A. Kingston

mathematician who developed early computer theory
and was instrumental in British cryptography and code breaking during World
War II **Alan Mathison Turing** was born in London, the son of a civil servant in the ...

### 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
, at the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). One of 20 ...

### Elsevier's Dictionary of Psychological Theories (2006)

by J.E. Roeckelein

The cellular automata also incorporate certain universal features, such as “Turing
machines” - named after the English mathematician **Alan Mathison Turing** (1912-
1954) - which are hypothetical computing machines consisting of a movable ...

### 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 ...

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