Definition: A memory allocation strategy which recursively divides allocatable blocks of memory into pairs of adjacent equal-sized blocks called "buddies."
Note: This is included to minimize confusion with a buddy tree. After LK.
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Paul E. Black, "buddy system", 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/buddysystem.html