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competitive ratio

(definition)

Definition: The worst case of the ratio between the cost incurred by an on-line algorithm and the best-case cost.

Note: From Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, page 10-17, Copyright © 1999 by CRC Press LLC. Appearing in the Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, Copyright © 2000 CRC Press LLC.

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Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, CRC Press LLC, 1999, "competitive ratio", 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/competitivrt.html