Crossword clues for algorithm
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
algorithm \algorithm\ n. a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem; a set of procedures guaranteed to find the solution to a problem.
Syn: algorithmic rule, algorithmic program
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1690s, from French algorithme, refashioned (under mistaken connection with Greek arithmos "number") from Old French algorisme "the Arabic numeral system" (13c.), from Medieval Latin algorismus, a mangled transliteration of Arabic al-Khwarizmi "native of Khwarazm," surname of the mathematician whose works introduced sophisticated mathematics to the West (see algebra). The earlier form in Middle English was algorism (early 13c.), from Old French.
Wiktionary
alt. A precise step-by-step plan for a computational procedure that possibly begins with an input value and yields an output value in a finite number of steps. n. A precise step-by-step plan for a computational procedure that possibly begins with an input value and yields an output value in a finite number of steps.
WordNet
n. a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem [syn: algorithmic rule, algorithmic program]
Wikipedia
In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm is a self-contained step-by-step set of operations to be performed. Algorithms perform calculation, data processing, and/or automated reasoning tasks.
The words 'algorithm' and ' algorism' come from the name al-Khwārizmī. Al-Khwārizmī (, 780–850) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, geographer, and scholar.
An algorithm is an effective method that can be expressed within a finite amount of space and time and in a well-defined formal language for calculating a function. Starting from an initial state and initial input (perhaps empty), the instructions describe a computation that, when executed, proceeds through a finite number of well-defined successive states, eventually producing "output" and terminating at a final ending state. The transition from one state to the next is not necessarily deterministic; some algorithms, known as randomized algorithms, incorporate random input.
The concept of algorithm has existed for centuries; however, a partial formalization of what would become the modern algorithm began with attempts to solve the Entscheidungsproblem (the "decision problem") posed by David Hilbert in 1928. Subsequent formalizations were framed as attempts to define " effective calculability" or "effective method"; those formalizations included the Gödel– Herbrand– Kleene recursive functions of 1930, 1934 and 1935, Alonzo Church's lambda calculus of 1936, Emil Post's " Formulation 1" of 1936, and Alan Turing's Turing machines of 1936–7 and 1939. Giving a formal definition of algorithms, corresponding to the intuitive notion, remains a challenging problem.
In the C++ Standard Library, algorithms are components that perform algorithmic operations on containers and other sequences. ISO/ IEC (2003). ISO/IEC 14882:2003(E): Programming Languages - C++ §25 Algorithms library [lib.algorithms] para. 1
The C++ standard provides some standard algorithms collected in the <algorithm> standard header. A handful of algorithms are also in the <numeric> header. All algorithms are in the namespace.
Algorithm is the first studio album from My Heart to Fear. Solid State Records released the album on July 9, 2013.
An algorithm is a self-contained step-by-step set of operations to be performed.
Algorithm may also refer to:
- Algorithms (journal), a journal.
- Algorythm, an album by Boxcar
- The Algorithm, a French musical project.
Usage examples of "algorithm".
To TRANSLTR all codes looked identical, regardless of which algorithm wrote them.
The algorithm generates a key it thinks is secure, and TRANSLTR keeps guessing until it finds it.
Because brute-force computers broke codes by examining cleartext for identifiable word patterns, Harne proposed an encryption algorithm that, in addition to encrypting, shifted decrypted cleartext over a time variant.
Without revealing his algorithm, he had proven to the NSA that it was unbreakable.
Digital Fortress could be nothing more than a generic, public-domain algorithm, and none of these companies could break it.
An algorithm that resists brute force will never become obsolete, no matter how powerful code-breaking computers get.
Then it probably would embed the algorithm in a tamper-proof chip, and within five years every computer would come preloaded with a Digital Fortress chip.
The existence of an unbreakable algorithm was a concept she was still struggling to grasp.
Now, incredibly, some unsuspecting Canadian tourist held the key to the most powerful encryption algorithm in history.
Numataka could embed the algorithm in tamper-proof, spray-sealed VSLI chips and mass market them to world computer manufacturers, governments, industries, and perhaps, even the darker markets .
Crypto team, led by Commander Strathmore, created an algorithm they christened Skipjack.
They reported that it was a strong, untainted algorithm and would make a superb encryption standard.
Everyone knows an unbreakable algorithm is a mathematical impossibility.
Digital Fortress algorithm was not wise, regardless of how interesting it would be.
As you can imagine, I was shocked when I first read his messages to North Dakota about an unbreakable algorithm called Digital Fortress.