BRITISH MUSEUM ALGORITHM

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n. a general problem-solving approach whereby all possible solutions are exhausted, first going one-by-one on those which involve the smallest effort and least number of steps. Coined by Newell, Shaw,and Simon in 1958. See exhaustive search.

BRITISH MUSEUM ALGORITHM: "The British Museum Algorithm approaches a problem by checking all possible solutions, even when the possibilities are too many."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "BRITISH MUSEUM ALGORITHM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/british-museum-algorithm/ (accessed July 2, 2022).

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