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Algol

Noun

1 second brightest star in Perseus; first known eclipsing binary
2 ALGOrithmic Language; a programming language used to express computer programs as algorithms

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English

Etymology

From (al-ghūl) "the ghoul".

Proper noun

  1. : An eclipsing binary star in the constellation of Perseus; Beta (β) Persei. It represents the eye of Medusa, whose head is being held by Perseus.
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