Definition: A k-way merge sort in which the number of input and output data streams is the same. See balanced k-way merge sort.
See also merge sort, simple merge, nonbalanced merge sort.
Note: This is an external sort.
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Art S. Kagel, "balanced merge sort", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 16 November 2009. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/balancmrgsrt.html