## 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.^{[1]}
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### 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."^{[2]}
| ” |

### Encryption Edit

### 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.^{[3]}
| ” |

### Japan Edit

An **algorithm** refer to "methods of combining in a program, instructions given to a computer."^{[4]}

### United States Edit

An **algorithm** is

- "[a] prescribed set of well defined rules or processes for the solution of a problem."
^{[5]}

- "a particular method devised to solve a particular problem (or class of problems)."
^{[6]}

- "a step-by-step, problem-solving procedure, especially an established computational procedure for solving a problem in a finite number of steps."
^{[7]}

- "[a] mathematical procedure used to solve problems with a series of steps. Algorithms are usually encoded as a sequence of computer commands."
^{[8]}

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.^{[9]}
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## References Edit

- ↑ Digital Platforms Inquiry-Final Report, Glossary, at 614.
- ↑ Unboxing Artificial Intelligence: 10 steps to protect Human Rights, at 24.
- ↑ Quantum Computing: Progress and Prospects, at 245.
- ↑ Japan, Law No. 48 of 1970, Art. 10(3)(III).
- ↑ U.S. Copyright Office, Compendium of Copyright Office Practices II, § 326 (1984).
- ↑ At the Nexus of Cybersecurity and Public Policy: Some Basic Concepts and Issues, at 18.
- ↑ Youth, Pornography, and the Internet, at 407.
- ↑ Wiki.GIS.com, GIS Glossary (full-text).
- ↑ Finding a Balance: Computer Software, Intellectual Property, and the Challenge of Technological Change, at 6 n.20.

## See also Edit

- Algorithm transition
- Algorithmic transparency
- Asymmetric algorithm
- Cellular Message Encryption Algorithm
- Cryptographic algorithm
- Cryptographic hash algorithm
- Data Encryption Algorithm
- Digital signature algorithm
- Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm
- Encryption algorithm
- Hash algorithm
- International Data Encryption Algorithm
- Locked algorithm
- One-way hash algorithm
- PTO Guidelines: Computer Programs and Mathematical Algorithms
- Routing algorithm
- RSA algorithm
- Secure Hash Algorithm
- Signature scanning and algorithmic detection
- Storage allocation algorithm
- Symmetric algorithm
- Triple Data Encryption Algorithm

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