noun [C] /ˈæl·ɡəˌrɪð·əm/

› mathematics a list of instructions for solving a problem

(Definition of algorithm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary
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October 22, 2014

We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,