Definition of Turing machine in US English:

Turing machine


  • 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.

    • ‘Turing machines are entities that run programs that must be written by an external entity.’
    • ‘You can only succeed by making all Turing machines illegal.’
    • ‘The Turing machines do unary multiplications.’
    • ‘He studies Turing machines and grammar-driven systems where substitution rules allow a string of symbols to grow and change.’
    • ‘I learnt about Turing machines.’
    • ‘Some Turing machines on certain inputs never halt.’