lookahead

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

look +‎ ahead

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lookahead (countable and uncountable, plural lookaheads)

  1. (computing) The analysis in advance of subsequent decisions that would be made if a particular branch of an algorithm was followed.
    Our computer chess program uses lookahead to avoid difficult endgames.

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