# algorithm

suomi-englanti sanakirja## algorithm englannista suomeksi

algoritmi

#### Substantiivi

## algorithm englanniksi

A collection of ordered steps that solve a mathematical problem. A precise step-by-step plan for a computational procedure that possibly begins with an input value and yields an output value in a finite number of steps.

1990, Cormen, Leiserson, and Rivest, ''Introduction to Algorithms'': page 1. Cambridge, MA, The MIT Press, 1999 (''23rd printing'')

- Informally, an ''algorithm'' is any well-defined computational procedure that takes some value, or set of values, as input and produces some value, or set of values, as output. An algorithm is thus a sequence of computational steps that transform the input into the output.
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