There are 2 definitions of Algol in English:

Algol1

Syllabification: Al·gol
Pronunciation: /ˈalˌgôl, -ˌgäl
 
 
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Astronomy
A variable star or star system in the constellation Perseus, regarded as the prototype of eclipsing binary stars.

Origin

from Arabic al ġūl 'the ghoul'.

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There are 2 definitions of Algol in English:

ALGOL2

Syllabification: AL·GOL
Pronunciation: /ˈalˌgôl, -ˌgäl
 
 
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noun

One of the early high-level computer programming languages that was devised to carry out scientific calculations.
More example sentences
  • Out of this enthusiasm for string-rewriting grew classical computer languages like Algol - 60.
  • Among his achievements in his career in industry and academia, is the development of the first commercial compiler for the programming language Algol 60.
  • He should be remembered for many things but the thing often missed is that he developed the stack model of computation which he employed in his version of Algol 60.

Origin

1950s: from algo(rithmic) + the initial letter of language.

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Word of the day antebellum
Pronunciation: ˌantēˈbeləm
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