- algor mortis,
- algorithmic language,
Origin of algorithm
Examples from the Web for algorithm
“Today we will learn the algorithm for receiving presents,” the instructor tells her students.
As long as that double-standard persists, no algorithm can fix its injustice.Facebook Apologizes For, but Doesn’t Retract, Discriminatory ‘Real Name’ Policy|Jay Michaelson|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's leveraging its user base to make it more the algorithm more intelligent.
The biggest challenge for the Amiigo before its 2015 launch is perfecting the training portion of the algorithm.
“At the most basic level, the algorithm helps people make tough decisions—or any decisions really,” he says.ChoiceMap: An App to Help You Make Better Decisions|Brian Ries|January 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then the CAD people added an algorithm that would take the sensor data and generate random variations on the same basis.Makers|Cory Doctorow
Word Origin for algorithm
1690s, from French algorithme, refashioned (under mistaken connection with Greek arithmos "number") from Old French algorisme "the Arabic numeral system" (13c.), from Medieval Latin algorismus, a mangled transliteration of Arabic al-Khwarizmi "native of Khwarazm," surname of the mathematician whose works introduced sophisticated mathematics to the West (see algebra). The earlier form in Middle English was algorism (early 13c.), from Old French.
A set of instructions for solving a problem, especially on a computer. An algorithm for finding your total grocery bill, for example, would direct you to add up the costs of individual items to find the total.