# algorithm

[al-guh-rith-uh m]

### noun

a set of rules for solving a problem in a finite number of steps, as for finding the greatest common divisor.

## Origin of algorithm

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## Related Words for algorithm

breakthrough, design, result, innovation, finding, data, method, conclusion, coup, godsend, process, luck, machine, secret, bonanza, principle, way, theorem, device, formula## Examples from the Web for algorithm

### Contemporary Examples of 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’ PolicyJay Michaelson

October 1, 2014

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.

### Historical Examples of algorithm

Then the CAD people added an algorithm that would take the sensor data and generate random variations on the same basis.

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## algorithm

### noun

French name: algorism

## Word Origin for algorithm

C17: changed from algorism, through influence of Greek arithmos number

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## algorithm

[ăl′gə-rĭð′əm]

### n.

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## algorithm

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## algorithm

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