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  1. the second brightest star in Perseus; the first known eclipsing binary
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • instance of: binary / binary star / double star = a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation
    • member of: Perseus = a conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere
  2. (from a combination of ALGOrithmic and Language); a programming language used to express computer programs as algorithms
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic term: algebraic language = an algorithmic language having statements that resemble algebraic expressions


"Algol": Algol: Tragedy of Power is a 1920 German science fiction film about an alien from the planet Algol.


Algol is a fictional character from Algol.


"Algol" is a musical EP of Oöphoi & Tau Ceti.

  • released in (10 years ago)


Who is Algol?

Algol a.k.a. Alessandro Comerio is a musical artist.


Algol a.k.a. _Algol_ is a musical group.

  • albums: "Searching for Inner and Outer Void", "Deep Thoughts About Universe", "Follow the Cepheid Light", "Heaven Debris"


  1. Algol, known colloquially as the Demon Star, is a bright star in the constellation Perseus. It is one of the best known eclipsing binaries, the first such star to be discovered, and also one of the first variable stars to be discovered. Algol is actually a three-star system in which the large and bright primary Beta Persei A is regularly eclipsed by the dimmer Beta Persei B. Thus, Algol's magnitude is usually near-constant at 2.1, but regularly dips to 3.4 every 2 days, 20 hours and 49 minutes during the roughly 10-hour long partial eclipses. There is also a secondary eclipse when the brighter star occults the fainter secondary. This secondary eclipse can only be detected photoelectrically. Algol gives its name to its class of eclipsing variable, known as Algol variables.
    • also known as Demon Star, Beta Persei
  2. Algol was an avant-garde Catalan magazine edited by the artistic group Dau al Set and published in 1947. It was founded by Joan Pons and Joan Brossa and edited by Enric Tomo i Freixes. Only 100 copies of Algol were published. The 12-page magazine was printed on guarro, a type of linen paper.
  3. Algol: Algol: The Magazine About Science Fiction was published from 1963-1984 by Andrew Porter. The name was changed to Starship in 1979.
  4. The Algol family of solid-fuel rocket stages and boosters built by Aerojet and used on a variety of launch vehicles. It was developed by Aerojet from the earlier Jupiter Senior and the Navy Polaris programs. Upgrades to the Algol motor occurred from 1960 till the retirement of the Scout launch vehicle in 1994.
  5. Algol: In the Phantasy star games series, Algol is the name of the planetary system that serves as the setting for the first four installments of the Phantasy Star computer role-playing game series. The system consists of a single star, around which orbit four planets: Palma, Motavia, Dezoris and Rykros. Many space stations and other artificial satellites exist in the system as well. The names of the planets are sometimes spelled differently from game to game. In Phantasy Star Universe, the Gurhal system fills in for Algol, with three new planets seen as tributes to the original three from Algol. The name Algol was probably taken from real life – The real Algol is a star system in the constellation Perseus.

Phrases with Algol

  1. Copris Algol
  2. Molophilus Algol
  3. Species Molophilus Algol

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Google previewUniverse: The Solar System (2010)

by Roger Freedman, Robert Geller, William J. Kaufmann

first suggested that these brightness variations take place because Algol is an eclipsing binary.

Google previewA Year of the Stars (2003)

A Month-by-Month Journey of Skywatching by Fred Schaaf

Algol is the brightest of the class of stars called eclipsing binaries. The Algol system contains two stars, too close together to be separated with any telescope. When the dimmer star moves in front of ...

Google previewPractical Foundations for Programming Languages (2016)

by Robert Harper

Notes Modernized Algol is a derivative of Reynolds's Idealized.

Google previewHorizons, Exploring the Universe (2016)

Astronomy, Astronomy by CTI Reviews

Algol is the bestknown exampleof an eclipsing binary. In the last decade, measurement of eclipsing binaries' fundamental parameters has become possible with 8 meter class telescopes. This makes it feasible to use them as standard candles.

Google previewThe Call of the Stars (1914)

A Popular Introduction to a Knowledge of the Starry Skies by John Robert Kippax

The star Algol is the most notable variable in the heavens, and, unlike Mira Ceti, runs through its cycle of variations not in months but in days. Its period has been determined with great exactness, so that its minima of brightness admit of easy ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Astronomy (2009)

by John Daintith, William Gould

Algol ICS in the genesis of the Solar System. See Solar System, origin. Alfvén waves /al-ven/ Disturbances transmitted through a PLASMA in the presence of a magnetic field. The direction of propagation is parallel to the mean magnetic field, ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Computer Science (2004)

by Edwin D. Reilly

The first proposal for the language, Algol 58, solved many of the problems. It introduced the idea that there would be three representations of the language ( reference, publication, and hardware) such that the meaning of texts expressed in the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Computer Science (2016)

by Andrew Butterfield, Gerard Ekembe Ngondi, Anne Kerr

Algol (algorithmic language) The generic name for a family of highlevel languages of great significance in the development of computing. In 1958 the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in the US and the Gesellschaft für Angewandte ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Astronomy (2012)

by Ian Ridpath

Algol The ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Undead (2009)

A Field Guide to Creatures That Cannot Rest in Peace: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition by Bob Curran

Algol. The Arabic term for ghoul was “al- ghul,” which was used both individually and collectively to describe them. The awe and fear in which ghouls were viewed is demonstrated in the star- studded night sky. Arab scholars were amongst the ...

Google previewDictionary of Astronomy and Astronautics (1959)

by Armand Spitz, Frank Gaynor

Algol is a second magnitude star, as bright as Polaris for most of the time. Every 2 d. 20 hrs. 49 min. its light decreases by two thirds and it becomes 4th magnitude for a few hours, then brightens again. Algol is an ECLIPSING VARIABLE (q.v.), ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Mathematics (2012)

by Michiel Hazewinkel

Ivanova AMS 1980 Subject Classification: 12F05 ALGOL - A general name for a number of algorithmic languages (cf. Algorithmic language) used for automatic programming and for the publication of algorithms (it is an abbreviation of ...

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