<algorithm, programming> A detailed sequence of actions to perform to
accomplish some task. Named after an Iranian mathematician, Al-Khawarizmi.
Technically, an algorithm must reach a result after a finite number of steps,
thus ruling out brute force search methods for certain problems, though some
might claim that brute force search was also a valid (generic) algorithm. The
term is also used loosely for any sequence of actions (which may or may not
Paul E. Black's Dictionary of Algorithms, Data Structures, and Problems.
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