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branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively | AI , artificial intelligence |

arithmetic procedure to solve problem in finite number of steps | algorithm |

precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem | algorithm , algorithmic program , algorithmic rule |

statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem | answer , resolution , result , solution , solvent |

person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems | applied scientist , engineer , technologist |

someone whose profession involves using his head to solve problems | brain-worker , brainworker |

arithmetic, solve problems in | calculate , cipher |

evidence that helps to solve a problem | clew , clue , cue |

geometric figure etc. used to solve problem | construction |

solve complicated problem | cut the Gordian knot |

solve a puzzle | decipher |

solve or convert from code | decipher |

resolve or solve | decipher , unravel |

novel in which the reader is challenged to solve a puzzle before the detective explains it at the end | detective novel , mystery novel |

square matrix used to solve simultaneous equations | determinant |

any active agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an insoluble difficulty | deus ex machina |

analog computer designed to solve differential equations | differential analyzer |

solve or learn the meaning or nature of | fathom , unravel |

property (of a problem or difficulty) that makes it impossible to solve | insolubility , unsolvability |

problem, intuition used to solve | lateral thinking |

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