HyperDic: algol

English > 2 senses of the word Algol / ALGOL:
NOUNobjectAlgolthe second brightest star in Perseus
communicationALGOL(from a combination of ALGOrithmic and Language)
Algol / ALGOL > pronunciation
Soundsae'lgaal
Rhymesaerosol ... Wiesenthal: 31 rhymes with aal...
English > Algol: 2 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningThe second brightest star in Perseus; the first known eclipsing binary.
Instance ofbinary star, binary, double starA system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation
Member ofPerseusA conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere
SpanishBeta Persei
English > ALGOL: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaning(from a combination of ALGOrithmic and Language); a programming language used to express computer programs as algorithms.
Broaderalgebraic languageAn algorithmic language having statements that resemble algebraic expressions
SpanishAlgol
CatalanAlgol

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