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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Algol  \Al"gol\,  n.  [Ar.  al-gh[=u]l  destruction,  calamity,  fr 
  gh[=a]la  to  take  suddenly,  destroy.]  (Astron.) 
  A  fixed  star,  in  Medusa's  head,  in  the  constellation  Perseus, 
  remarkable  for  its  periodic  variation  in  brightness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Algol 
  n  1:  second  brightest  star  in  Perseus;  first  known  eclipsing 
  binary  [syn:  {Algol}] 
  2:  ALGOrithmic  Language;  a  programming  language  used  to 
  express  computer  programs  as  algorithms  [syn:  {ALGOL}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ALGOL 
 
  {ALGOL  60} 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ALGOL 
  ALGOrithmic  Language 
 
 




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