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algorithm noun 1 any procedure involving a series of steps that is used to find the solution to a specific problem, eg to solve a mathematical equation. 2 computing the sequence of operations, often represented visually by means of a flow chart, that are to be performed by and form the basis of a computer program. algorithmic adj.
ETYMOLOGY: 1930s in sense 1: from earlier algorism arithmetic, from Latin algorismus, named after Al-Khwarizmi, a 9c Arab mathematician.