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## Definitions Edit

### Australia Edit

An algorithm is

 “ [a] sequence of instructions that performs a calculation or other problem-solving operation when applied to defined input data. ”

### Council of Europe Edit

An algorithm is

 “ [a] finite suite of formal rules/commands, usually in the form of a mathematical logic, that allows for a result to be obtained from input elements." ”

### General Edit

An algorithm is

 “ [a] specific approach, often described in mathematical terms, used by a computer to solve a certain problem or carry out a certain task. ”

### Japan Edit

An algorithm refer to "methods of combining in a program, instructions given to a computer."

### United States Edit

An algorithm is

• "[a] prescribed set of well defined rules or processes for the solution of a problem."
• "a particular method devised to solve a particular problem (or class of problems)."
• "a step-by-step, problem-solving procedure, especially an established computational procedure for solving a problem in a finite number of steps."

An algorithm is

 “ a well-defined computational procedure for taking an input and producing an output. Algorithms are tools for solving computational problems--an algorithm describes a specific computational procedure for achieving a desired input/output relationship. ”

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