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Definition of Algorithm


  1. The art of calculating by nine figures and zero.
  2. The art of calculating with any species of notation; as, the algorithms of fractions, proportions, surds, etc.

Algorithm Quotations

The Google algorithm was a significant development. I've had thank-you emails from people whose lives have been saved by information on a medical website or who have found the love of their life on a dating website.
Tim Berners-Lee

An algorithm must be seen to be believed.
Donald Knuth

We live in a culture that's been hijacked by the management consultant ethos. We want everything boiled down to a Power Point slide. We want metrics and 'show me the numbers.' That runs counter to the immensely complex nature of so many social, economic and political problems. You cannot devise an algorithm to fix them.
Carl Honore

In comparison, Google is brilliant because it uses an algorithm that ranks Web pages by the number of links to them, with those links themselves valued by the number of links to their page of origin.
Michael Shermer

The problem with digital architecture is that an algorithm can produce endless variations, so an architect has many choices.
Peter Eisenman
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Algorithm Translations

algorithm in Dutch is algoritme
algorithm in French is algorithme
algorithm in German is Rechenregel {f}, Algorithmus {m}, Algorithmus {m}
algorithm in Hungarian is algoritmus
algorithm in Portuguese is algoritmo
algorithm in Swedish is algoritm
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