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biconnected component

(definition)

Definition: A maximal subset of edges of a connected graph such that the corresponding induced subgraph cannot be disconnected by deleting any vertex.

See also connected components, biconnected graph.

Note: That is, the subgraph is biconnected or has no cut vertex. From Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, page 6-6, Copyright © 1999 by CRC Press LLC. Appearing in the Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, Copyright © 2000 CRC Press LLC.

Author: CRC-A


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Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, CRC Press LLC, 1999, "biconnected component", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/biconnectedComponent.html