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The Oxford Companion to the Mind
Richard L. GregroyRichard L. Gregroy

A predetermined procedure or ordered sequence of instructions for carrying out an operation in a finite number of steps. Computer programming involves designing such procedures since computing is precisely the automation and execution of algorithms. Moving the decimal point for multiplication or division by multiples of 10 is a commonly used algorithm. The Euclidean algorithm is a method for finding the greatest common divisor of two numbers by continued subtraction.... ...

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