##### Wiktionary

**genetic algorithm**

n. (context computing English) A search heuristic that is based on biological evolution.

##### Wikipedia

**Genetic algorithm**

In computer science and operations research, a **genetic algorithm** (**GA**) is a metaheuristic inspired by the process of natural selection that belongs to the larger class of evolutionary algorithms (EA). Genetic algorithms are commonly used to generate high-quality solutions to optimization and search problems by relying on bio-inspired operators such as mutation, crossover and selection.

#### Usage examples of "genetic algorithm".

There are patent attorneys in Reno who swear that Manfred Macx is a pseudo, a net alias fronting for a bunch of crazed anonymous hackers armed with the __Genetic Algorithm__ That Ate Calcutta: a kind of Serdar Argic of intellectual property, or maybe another Bourbaki maths borg.

Probably a __genetic algorithm__ is called for--certainly there won't be a mathematically exact solution.

Thompson wondered what would happen if you used the __genetic algorithm__ approach on an electronic circuit.

There are patent attorneys in Reno who swear that Manfred Macx is a pseudo, a net alias fronting for a bunch of crazed anonymous hackers armed with the __Genetic Algorithm__ That Ate Calcutta: a kind of Serdar Argic of intellectual property, or maybe another Bourbaki math borg.

And, at last, he had found the __genetic algorithm__ he had been looking for, the pattern of success that was most suited to his simulated world.

It was something Professor Logan had been patiently assembling and refining for years-an eldritch chimera of monster clipping service, __genetic algorithm__, and neural net.

A __genetic algorithm__ might reach a minimum but it would be pretty much a random event.