algorithm

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (RP) enPR: ălʹgə-rĭ-thəm, IPA: /ˈælɡəɹɪðəm/ or /ˈælɡəɹɪðm̩/
  • (GA) enPR: ălʹgə-rĭ'thəm, IPA: /ˈælɡəˌɹɪðəm/ or /ˈælɡəˌɹɪðm̩/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
algorithm

Plural
algorithms

An algorithm
  1. (mathematics)(technical) An algorithm is a set of steps that reliably solve certain types of problems, such as sorting things alphabetically or doing long division.
    The new search algorithm was able to find a solution 5% faster than the previous algorithm.