Algorithm (noun)

A set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.


Late 19th century: from medieval latin algorismus, via arabic from al-khwarizmi "the native of khwarazm", the name of the medieval persian mathematician.


  1. The algorithm used to sort the data was highly efficient.
  2. The algorithm was designed to find the shortest path between two points.
  3. The algorithm for encrypting the data was considered unbreakable.
  4. The algorithm was tested for its accuracy and efficiency.
  5. The algorithm was used to predict the stock market trends.
Some random words: agnosticism, counterintelligence, beeline