### Definition of Algorithm

1. Noun. A precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem.

Exact synonyms: Algorithmic Program, Algorithmic Rule
Generic synonyms: Formula, Rule
Specialized synonyms: Sorting Algorithm, Stemmer, Stemming Algorithm
Derivative terms: Algorithmic

### Definition of Algorithm

1. Noun. A precise step-by-step plan for a computational procedure that begins with an input value and yields an output value in a finite number of steps. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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### Medical Definition of Algorithm

1. A procedure consisting of a sequence of steps or sequence of formulae to calculate or determine a specific output. It can represent a set of rules for a calculation or process. Most modern algorithms are used in computing to perform a specific calculation or transformation of data. (18 Jan 2007)

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### Literary usage of Algorithm

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1. Otitis Media with Effusion in Young Children: Clinical Practice Guideline by Sylvan E. Stool (1998)
"algorithm The notes below are an integral part of the algorithm that follows. Notes to algorithm (A) Otitis media with effusion (OME) is defined as fluid in ..."

2. Treatment Of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline by Nancy Bergstrom (1997)
"Clinical algorithm The overview algorithm in Figure 1 provides the clinician ... When applied to individual patients, this algorithm should be adapted to ..."

3. L1-statistical Procedures and Related Topics by Yadolah Dodge (1997)
"the new IRLS algorithm, or indeed BR/BS, might fail remains a topic for ... At present, we are inclined to the view that some algorithm problems may be due ..."

4. First Text Retrieval Conference (Trec-1): Proceedings by D. K. Harman (1993)
"Originally the intent was that the CEO algorithm would be integrated with the SMART ... Furthermore we had originally hoped to train the CEO algorithm, ..."