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noun [C]     /ˈæl.ɡə.rɪ.ðəm/ specialized
a set of mathematical instructions that must be followed in a fixed order , and that, especially if given to a computer , will help to calculate an answer to a mathematical problem Calculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division
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