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NOUN (2)

1. the second brightest star in Perseus; the first known eclipsing binary;

2. (from a combination of ALGOrithmic and Language); a programming language used to express computer programs as algorithms;

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Algol n 1: the second brightest star in Perseus; the first known eclipsing binary 2: (from a combination of ALGOrithmic and Language); a programming language used to express computer programs as algorithms
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

ALGOL ALGOrithmic Language
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

ALGOL 60 ALGOL ALGOrithmic Language 1960. A portable language for scientific computations. ALGOL 60 was small and elegant. It was block-structured, nested, recursive and free form. It was also the first language to be described in BNF. There were three lexical representations: hardware, reference, and publication. The only structured data types were arrays, but they were permitted to have lower bounds and could be dynamic. It also had conditional expressions; it introduced :=; if-then-else; very general "for" loops; switch declaration (an array of statement labels generalising Fortran's computed goto). Parameters were call-by-name and call-by-value. It had static local "own" variables. It lacked user-defined types, character manipulation and standard I/O. See also EULER, ALGOL 58, ALGOL 68, Foogol. ["Report on the Algorithmic Language ALGOL 60", Peter Naur ed., CACM 3(5):299-314, May 1960]. (1995-01-25)