algorithmics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction

al·​go·​rith·​mics ¦al-gə-¦rit͟h-miks How to pronounce algorithmics (audio)
: the study, analysis, and development of algorithms
This week, he is the chief organizer of a heavyweight conference there titled "New Directions in Cluster Supercomputing," which will examine, among other things, "the use of parallel algorithmics and cluster computing in phylogenetics, genomics and neurobiology."John Kifner, New York Times, 12 June 2001

Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of algorithmics was in 1979

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“Algorithmics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/algorithmics. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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