Definition: A directed graph with no path that starts and ends at the same vertex.
Also known as DAG, acyclic directed graph, oriented acyclic graph.
Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
directed graph, acyclic graph.
See also cycle, feedback edge set, feedback vertex set.
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Entry modified 19 April 2004.
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Paul E. Black, "directed acyclic graph", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 19 April 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/directAcycGraph.html