Definition:Computational Method/Computational Sequence/Termination
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A computational sequence $x_0, x_1, x_2, \ldots$ is said to terminate in $k$ steps if $k$ is the smallest integer for which $x_k \in \Omega$.
In this case, it produces the output $x_k$ from $x$.
Some computational sequences may never terminate.
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