Grover's algorithm

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Grover's algorithm

[¦grō·vərz ′al·gə‚rith·əm]
(computer science)
An algorithm for finding an item in a database of 2 N items, using a quantum computer, in a time of order 2 N /2steps instead of order 2 N steps.
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