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 Dictionary entry overview: What does algorithm mean? 

  The noun ALGORITHM has 1 sense:

1. a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem

  Familiarity information: ALGORITHM used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1algorithm [BACK TO TOP]


A precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


algorithm; algorithmic program; algorithmic rule

Hypernyms ("algorithm" is a kind of...):

formula; rule ((mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "algorithm"):

sorting algorithm (an algorithm for sorting a list)

stemmer; stemming algorithm (an algorithm for removing inflectional and derivational endings in order to reduce word forms to a common stem)

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