Algol

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noun Al·gol \ˈal-ˌgäl, -ˌgȯl\

Definition of Algol

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 14th century


ALGOL

noun AL·GOL \ˈal-ˌgäl, -ˌgȯl\
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Algol

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Definition of ALGOL

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

Origin and Etymology of algol

algorithmic language


First Known Use: 1959


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