Definition: When the asymptotic complexity of an algorithm exactly matches the theoretically proved asymptotic complexity of the corresponding problem. Informally, when an algorithm solves a problem at the theoretical minimum.
See also Θ, asymptotic upper bound, asymptotic lower bound.
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Sandeep Kumar Shukla, "asymptotically tight bound", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/asymptoticallyTightBound.html