|1.||Compare heuristic a logical arithmetical or computational procedure that if correctly applied ensures the solution of a problem|
|2.||logic, maths a recursive procedure whereby an infinite sequence of terms can be generated|
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algorithm al·go·rithm (āl'gə-rĭð'əm)
A step-by-step protocol, as for management of health care problems.
A set of instructions for solving a problem, especially on a computer. An algorithm for finding your total grocery bill, for example, would direct you to add up the costs of individual items to find the total.