From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishalgorithmal‧go‧rith‧m /ˈælɡərɪðəm/ noun [countable] technical a set of instructions that are followed in a fixed order and used for solving a mathematical problem, making a computer program etc

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algorithm• To see how this arises in detail suppose we have such an algorithm that is sometimes effective.• When files are randomly organized using an algorithm, the device must first be initialized to remove all prior data.• With knowledge of the particular error, it is possible to implement some correction algorithms.• Spelling correction algorithms usually suggest a few alternative words which are in some sense similar to the detected misspelled word.• Weights, summing and transfer functions, and learning algorithms all rely heavily on mathematics.• An unsupervised learning algorithm might emphasize cooperation among clusters of processing elements.• That is no algorithm at all.• It might seem that a suitable algorithm could be found which would not generate synonyms.