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Meaning of “algorithm” in the English Dictionary

"algorithm" in British English

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algorithmnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈæl.ɡə.rɪ.ðəm/ specialized
a set of ​mathematicalinstructions that must be ​followed in a ​fixedorder, and that, ​especially if given to a ​computer, will ​help to ​calculate an ​answer to a ​mathematicalproblem
(Definition of algorithm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"algorithm" in American English

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algorithmnoun [C]

 /ˈæl·ɡəˌrɪð·əm/
mathematics a ​list of ​instructions for ​solving a ​problem
(Definition of algorithm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"algorithm" in Business English

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algorithmnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈælɡərɪðəm/ IT
a set of mathematical ​instructions that must be ​followed in a ​fixedorder, and that, especially if given to a ​computer, will ​help to ​calculate an answer to a mathematical problem: a computer/mathematical/search algorithm The ​exchangescreatedcomputer algorithm ​systems to recreate the ​tradingactivity.
(Definition of algorithm from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “algorithm”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指计算机使用的)算法,计算程序…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指電腦使用的)演算法,計算程式…
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