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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
21 words

any systematic mathematical procedure that allows a problem to be solved in a finite number of steps. Compare heuristic,

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
51 words

Step-by-step set of instructions needed to obtain some result from given starting data. The term is also used in computer

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Alexander D. Oliver

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
Subject:
Philosophy
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161 words

An algorithm is a mechanical procedure for determining the value of a function for any argument from a specified domain...

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Richard L. Gregroy

The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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196 words
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 ... More
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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
674 words

In a general sense, an algorithm is an instruction (or a sequence of instructions) according to which a process has

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