God's algorithm
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EnglishEdit
EtymologyEdit
From the notion that God could compute the optimal solution of a puzzle and use it.
Proper nounEdit
 (combination puzzles, chiefly Rubik's Cube) An optimal algorithm that finds the solution with the fewest moves.

2008, David Joyner, Adventures in group theory: Rubik's Cube, Merlin's Machine & other mathematical toys, ISBN 9780801890123, page 149:
 Many people have worked on God's algorithm for the Rubik's Cube. For a while it was guessed that the superflip position is the position which is as far from ‘start’ (the solved position) as possible.

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 God's algorithm on Wikipedia.Wikipedia