Turing machine

Turing machine 1937, named for English mathematician and computer pioneer Alan M. Turing (1912-1954), who described such a device in 1936.

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  • Turing machine — noun An abstract computing machine introduced in 1936 by Alan Turing to give a mathematically precise definition of computability. See Also: universal Turing machine, Turing complete, Turing function …   Wiktionary

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  • Turing machine — Tu′ring machine [[t]ˈtʊər ɪŋ, ˈtyʊər [/t]] n. math. a hypothetical computing device used in mathematical studies of the computability of numbers and in theories of automata • Etymology: after Alan M. Turing (1912–54), English mathematician, who… …   From formal English to slang

  • Turing machine — noun Etymology: A. M. Turing died 1954 English mathematician Date: 1937 a hypothetical computing machine that has an unlimited amount of information storage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Turing machine — noun a mathematical model of a hypothetical computing machine which can use a predefined set of rules to determine a result from a set of input variables. Origin named after the English mathematician Alan Turing (1912–54) …   English new terms dictionary

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