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Definition of the noun algorithm

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noun - plural: algorithms

  1. a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem
    • examples: No algorithm that can solve this problem in polynomial time has been found yet. | This algorithm doesn't converge. | My algorithm has a 99% success rate. | We'd usually solve this problem recursively, but the proposed solution uses an iterative algorithm.
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of algorithm: algorithmic program / algorithmic rule
    • more generic words: formula / rule = a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun algorithm


  1. 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.


  1. "Algorithm" is a musical EP of Algorithm.
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  2. "ALGORITHM" is a musical album of 鬱P.
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  3. "Algorithm" is a musical album of The Great Brain.


  1. 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.
    • also known as Harezmi yolu, Algoritam, 算法
  2. Algorithm: In the C++ Standard Library, algorithms are components that perform algorithmic operations on containers and other sequences.

Phrases with Algorithm

  1. algorithm error
  2. Semi-Algorithm
  3. God's Algorithm
  4. Korf's Algorithm
  5. Genetic algorithm
  6. Memetic algorithm
  7. sorting algorithm
  8. stemming algorithm
  9. Euclidean Algorithm
  10. Dijkstra's Algorithm
  11. Kociemba's Algorithm
  12. Randomized algorithm
  13. Bellman-Ford Algorithm
  14. Approximation algorithm
  15. Thistlethwaite's Algorithm

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Google previewLectures on Proof Verification and Approximation Algorithms (2006)

by Ernst W. Mayr, Hans Jürgen Prömel, Angelika Steger

A Las Vegas algorithm is a randomized algorithm which always gives a correct solution but does not always run fast.

Google previewCryptology and Network Security (2005)

4th International Conference, CANS 2005, Xiamen, China, December 14-16, 2005, Proceedings by Yvo G. Desmedt, Huaxiong Wang, Yi Mu, Yongqing Li

Setup: The master key and parameter generation algorithm is a probabilistic algorithm that accepts as input a security parameter 1k and returns a masterkey and a parameter list params. – Partial-Private-Key-Extract: The partial private key ...

Google previewObservers and Macroeconomic Systems (2012)

Computation of Policy Trajectories with Separate Model Based Control by Ric D. Herbert

The first algorithm is a non-cooperative Nash game and is time consistent and expectations consistent. A time consistent solution is one where the policy maker has no incentive to change the optimal solution with the passage of time.

Google previewThe Information Security Dictionary (2006)

Defining the Terms that Define Security for E-Business, Internet, Information and Wireless Technology by Urs E. Gattiker

Algorithm is any well-defined procedure (does not have to be computational) that takes some value or set of values as input and produces some...

Google previewStatistical Learning and Pattern Analysis for Image and Video Processing (2009)

by Nanning Zheng, Jianru Xue

The principal idea behind the boosting algorithm is that combining simple rules and classifiers results in a single...

The basic theory behind the boosting algorithm is the PAC (probably approximately correct) learning model which was ...

Google previewEighth International Work-Conference on Artificial and Natural Neural Networks (2005)

by Joan Cabestany, Alberto Prieto, Francisco Sandoval

algorithm is a new heuristic approach which has been proposed particulary for numeric optimization problems. It is a population based algorithm like genetic algorithms using the similar operators; crossover, mutation ...

Google previewAdvances in Information Systems Science (2012)

by Julius T. Tou

Algorithm is an old concept in mathematics. The term is...

An algorithm is a finite list of instructions for a sequence of operations which will result in solving a problem of a given type. The generality of an...

Google previewFuzzy Systems, Knowledge Discovery and Natural Computation Symposium (2013)

FSKDNC 2013 by Liangshan Shao, Jinguang Sun, Xiaowei Hui

The MP algorithm is a sparse decomposition and reconstruction algorithm proposed by Mallat and Zhang in the early 1990s[4]. The main idea of MP algorithm is based on over-complete library to finish signal decomposition, in which the ...

Google previewAdvances in Information Systems (2004)

Third International Conference, ADVIS 2004, Izmir, Turkey, October 20-22, 2004. Proceedings by Tatyana Yakhno

algorithm is a new heuristic approach mainly having three advantages; finding the true global minimum of a multi modal search space regardless of the initial parameter values, fast convergence, and using a few ...

Google previewConflict Resolution in Decision Making (2017)

Second International Workshop, COREDEMA 2016, The Hague, The Netherlands, August 29-30, 2016, Revised Selected Papers by Reyhan Aydoğan, Tim Baarslag, Enrico Gerding, Catholijn M. Jonker, Vicente Julian, Victor Sanchez-Anguix

The RepTree algorithm is a fast decision tree learner. It builds a decision/ regression tree using information gain/variance and prunes it using reduced- error pruning (with back-fitting). The Naive Bayes is an algorithm from a family of simple ...

Google previewAlgorithmic Architecture (2006)

by Kostas Terzidis

An algorithm is a process of addressing a problem in a finite number of steps. It is an articulation of either a strategic plan for solving a known problem or a stochastic search towards possible solutions to a partially known problem. In doing so ...

Google previewMulti-Agent Machine Learning (2014)

A Reinforcement Approach by H. M. Schwartz

The difficulty with the WoLF-IGA algorithm is the amount of information that the player must have. The player needs to know its own...

Google previewThe Froehlich/Kent Encyclopedia of Telecommunications (1992)

Volume 4 - Communications Human Factors to Cryptology by Fritz E. Froehlich, Allen Kent

algorithm is probably the simplest hidden-surface algorithm. Depth is stored at every pixel for the polygon being displayed. As a new polygon is displayed, a determination is made as to whether it is closer or not.

Google previewThe International Dictionary of Artificial Intelligence (1999)

by William J. Raynor, William Raynor

The algorithm requires that nodes be ordered and produces updates for ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cryptography and Security (2014)

by Henk C.A. van Tilborg, Sushil Jajodia

Barrett's Algorithm Barter Base Beaufort Encryption Bell-LaPadula Confidentiality Model Bell–La Padula Model Berlekamp Q-matrix Berlekamp– Massey Algorithm Biba Integrity Model Biba Mandatory Integrity Policy Biba Model Big Number ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition - (2003)

by Miriam Drake

The word "algorithm" is derived therefrom and is the more commonly accepted term at the present time. For centuries there was no precise definition of the concept represented by the term "algorithm." An algorithm is a detailed plan describing ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Multimedia (2008)

by Borko Furht

Algorithm. Definition Massively multiplayer online (role-playing) game, MMORPG or MMOG for short, is a new genre of online games that has emerged with the introduction of Ultima since 1997. It is a kind of network virtual environment (NVE) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1992)

Volume 26 - Supplement 11: Aaron: Art and Artificial Intelligence to Transducers by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

Knuth's Algorithm: Maximum waiting time for any process is 2 -1 turns. De Bruijn's Algorithm: Maximum waiting time for any process is n(n-1)/2 turns. Eisenberg and MacGuire's Algorithm: Maximum waiting time for any process is n-l turns.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Mathematics (1997)

An Updated and Annotated Translation of the Soviet "Mathematical Encyclopaedia by Michiel Hazewinkel

WINOGRAD SMALL CONVOLUTION ALGORITHM The Wigner Eckart theorem can be formulated also for finite-dimensional and unitary infinite-dimensional representations of locally compact Lie groups, [2]. The definition of tensor operators ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Optimization (2001)

This conclusion establishes the correctness of the generic augmenting path algorithm and, as a byproduct, proves the following max-flow min-cut theorem. Theorem 2 The maximum value of the flow from a source node s to a sink node t in a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmetrics (2002)

by Abdel H. El-Shaarawi, Walter W. Piegorsch

is usually known as the 'supplemented EM algorithm'. Other possible approaches to standard error estimation when using the EM algorithm are the bootstrap and the jackknife (see Bootstrap resampling ...

Google previewThe CPM Dictionary (2004)

The Single Source for Acronyms, Terms, and Abbreviations in Business Continuity, Security and Emergency Management by Paul Kirvan

an original message or file has not been deliberately altered or accidentally corrupted, and that the identity of the originator of the file can be authenticated Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA): Asymmetric cryptographic algorithm that produces ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

RSA: A public key, prime number asymmetric algorithm security system developed by engineers Ronald Rivest ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Software Engineering (2013)

by Derrick Morris

Parallel Algorithms By definition a parallel algorithm, in contrast to a sequential algorithm (see Fig.

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The Google algorithm was a significant development. I've had thank-you emails from people whose lives have been saved by information on a medical website or who have found the love of their life on a dating website. (Tim Berners Lee)
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The value of this 9-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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