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Meaning of ALGORITHM

Pronunciation:  'algu`ridhum

 
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A detailed sequence of actions to perform to accomplish some task. Named after an Iranian mathematician, Al-Khawarizmi.

Technically, an algorithm must reach a result after a finite number of steps, thus ruling out brute force search methods for certain problems, though some might claim that brute force search was also a valid (generic) algorithm. The term is also used loosely for any sequence of actions (which may or may not terminate).

paul e. black's dictionary of algorithms, data structures, and problems.

 
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