# Algorithm synonyms

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mathematic

technique (related)

algorithmic rule

a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem

algorithmic program

a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem

method (related)

parameterisation (related)

probabilistic (related)

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model (related)

encryption or encipher (related)

A set of rules and procedures for resolving a mathematical and/or logical problem, much as a recipe in a cookbook helps baffled cooks in the kitchen resolve meal problems. A computer program can be viewed as an elaborate algorithm, and in computer science, an algorithm usually indicates a mathematical procedure for solving a recurrent problem. The word algorithm is believed to stem from the name of a mathematician at the Royal Court in Baghdad, Mohammed ibn-Musa al-Khwarizmi (780–850 a.c.). A set of rules and procedures for resolving a mathematical and/or logical problem, much as a recipe in a cookbook helps baffled cooks in the kitchen resolve meal problems. A computer program can be viewed as an elaborate algorithm, and in computer science, an algorithm usually indicates a mathematical procedure for solving a recurrent problem. The word algorithm is believed to stem from the name of a mathematician at the Royal Court in Baghdad, Mohammed ibn-Musa al-Khwarizmi (780–850 a.c.). Today, information security professionals in particular are concerned with cryptographic algorithms—those used to encrypt, or encode, messages. Different algorithms have different levels of complexity, which is related to key size. For example, a 41-bit key is twice as hard to crack, or decode, as a 40-bit key. A 128-bit key is a trillion times harder to crack than a 40-bit key. Graham, R. Hacking Lexicon. [Online, 2001.] Robert Graham’s Website. http://www.linuxsecurity.com/resource_files/documentation/hacking-dict.html; TechTarget. SearchVB.com Definitions: Algorithm. [Online, July 6, 2004.] TechTarget Website. http:// searchvb.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid8_gci211545,00.html.

wavelet (related)

bayesian (related)

computer (related)

A device used for computing and otherwise processing information; specif., an electronic machine which, by means of stored instructions and information, is used to perform rapid, often complex calculations, compile and correlate data, download and play audio and video communications, access the World Wide Web, send and receive e-mail, etc.; now, esp., digital computer

computation (related)

parametric (related)

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iterative (related)

classifier (related)

parameter (related)

svm (related)

cryptography or “crypto” (related)

A set of rules and procedures for resolving a mathematical and/or logical problem, much as a recipe in a cookbook helps baffled cooks in the kitchen resolve meal problems. A computer program can be viewed as an elaborate algorithm, and in computer science, an algorithm usually indicates a mathematical procedure for solving a recurrent problem. The word algorithm is believed to stem from the name of a mathematician at the Royal Court in Baghdad, Mohammed ibn-Musa al-Khwarizmi (780–850 a.c.). A set of rules and procedures for resolving a mathematical and/or logical problem, much as a recipe in a cookbook helps baffled cooks in the kitchen resolve meal problems. A computer program can be viewed as an elaborate algorithm, and in computer science, an algorithm usually indicates a mathematical procedure for solving a recurrent problem. The word algorithm is believed to stem from the name of a mathematician at the Royal Court in Baghdad, Mohammed ibn-Musa al-Khwarizmi (780–850 a.c.). Today, information security professionals in particular are concerned with cryptographic algorithms—those used to encrypt, or encode, messages. Different algorithms have different levels of complexity, which is related to key size. For example, a 41-bit key is twice as hard to crack, or decode, as a 40-bit key. A 128-bit key is a trillion times harder to crack than a 40-bit key. Graham, R. Hacking Lexicon. [Online, 2001.] Robert Graham’s Website. http://www.linuxsecurity.com/resource_files/documentation/hacking-dict.html; TechTarget. SearchVB.com Definitions: Algorithm. [Online, July 6, 2004.] TechTarget Website. http:// searchvb.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid8_gci211545,00.html.

heuristic (related)

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**algorithm**. In this page you can discover 22 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for**algorithm**, like: mathematic, technique, algorithmic rule, algorithmic program, method, parameterisation, probabilistic, model, encryption or encipher, wavelet and bayesian. Trending topics