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Definition of Algol noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Algol

 noun
(also ALGOL) noun
BrE BrE//ˈælɡɒl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈælɡɔːl//
 
, NAmE//ˈælɡɑːl//
 
[uncountable] Computer programming
 
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an early computer language used for scientific calculations See related entries: Computer programming Word Origin 1950s: from algo(rithmic) + the initial letter of language.