# Search algorithm

An algorithm to solve the search problem

## Illustration

Consider the following list of ints as the input for searching:

```[2,4,3,1,4]
```

A search algorithm returns True if asked to search for 1 and False for 5.

See linear search and binary search for specific search algorithms.

## Citation

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_algorithm, 14 April 2012)

In computer science, a search algorithm is an algorithm for finding an item with specified properties among a collection of items. The items may be stored individually as records in a database; or may be elements of a search space defined by a mathematical formula or procedure, such as the roots of an equation with integer variables; or a combination of the two, such as the Hamiltonian circuits of a graph.

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