Definition of Turing

1. Noun. English mathematician who conceived of the Turing machine and broke German codes during World War II (1912-1954).

Exact synonyms: Alan Mathison Turing, Alan Turing
Generic synonyms: Mathematician

Definition of Turing

1. Proper noun. Surname of Germanic origin. ¹

2. Proper noun. (computing) A programming language (named after Alan Turing, British logician). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Turing

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Turing complete
Turing computable function
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Turing jump
Turing jumps
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Literary usage of Turing

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1. Concrete Abstractions: An Introduction to Computer Science Using Scheme by Max Hailperin, Barbara Kaiser, Karl Knight (1999)
"The mathematician Alan Turing spent considerable effort on these careful ... Alan Turing One of the surest signs of genius in a computer scientist is the ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1891)
"The set of counters now exhibited by the courtesy of Sir Robert Fraser Turing, to whom they belong, are supposed to have been used for playing the game of ..."

3. Expanding Access to Science and Technology: The Role of Information by Ines Wesley-Tanaskovic, Jacques Tocatlian, Kenneth H. Roberts (1994)
"The concept of "sub-language" is abstractly equivalent to the concepts of "recursive function" and "Turing machine." Thus our "sub-language" paradigm is ..."

4. The Life of Lorenzo De' Medici, Called the Magnificent by William Roscoe (1803)
"Iv- turing, from his long delay, that he had suspected their purpose. At the same time, by their freedom and jocularity, they endeavoured to obviate any ..."

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