Turing machine

noun

Tu·​ring machine ˈtu̇r-iŋ- How to pronounce Turing machine (audio)
ˈtyu̇r-
: a hypothetical computing machine that by using only a limited set of very simple computational steps is able to perform any task for which an efficiently computable algorithm is known

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Word History

Etymology

A. M. Turing †1954 English mathematician

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Turing machine was in 1937

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“Turing machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Turing%20machine. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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