# 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 algorithmic

analytical, scientific, numerical, measurable, algebraic, algorithmic, arithmetical, computative, geometrical, math, arithmetic, binary, exponent, fraction, fractional, integral, mathematical, numeral, statistical, differential## algorithm

### noun

French name: algorism

## Word Origin for algorithm

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

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[ăl′gə-rĭð′əm]

### n.

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