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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) enPR: ălʹgə-rĭ-thəm or ălʹgə-rĭth-m, IPA (key): /ˈælɡərɪðəm/ or /ˈælɡərɪðm̩/
  • (US) enPR: ălʹgə-rĭ'thəm or ălʹgə-rĭth'm, IPA (key): /ˈælɡəˌrɪðəm/ or /ˈælɡəˌrɪðm̩/
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  • (UK) Hyphenation: al‧gorithm
  • (US) Hyphenation: al‧go‧rithm

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.