Algol

noun Al·gol \ ˈal-ˌgäl , -ˌgȯl \

Definition of Algol

:a binary star in the constellation Perseus whose larger member orbits and eclipses the smaller, brighter star causing periodic variation in brightness

Origin and Etymology of algol

Arabic al-ghūl, literally, the ghoul


ALGOL

noun AL·GOL \ ˈal-ˌgäl , -ˌgȯl \
variants: or Algol

Definition of ALGOL

:an algebraic computer programming language used especially in mathematical and scientific applications

Origin and Etymology of algol

algorithmic language


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