Definition: A binary tree in which each node has exactly zero or two children.
Also known as proper binary tree.
Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
Specialization (... is a kind of me.)
coding tree, perfect binary tree.
Aggregate parent (I am a part of or used in ...)
See also complete binary tree.
Note: In other words, every node is either a leaf or has two children. For efficiency, any Huffman coding is a full binary tree. A BDD is a full binary tree.
After Mustafa Ege (email@example.com) Hacettepe University, comp.theory, 17 November 1998. Also [CLR90, page 95], and [Stand98, page 248].
This kind of tree is called "proper" by Goodrich & Tamassia page 231.
Sahni, page 461, and Carrano & Prichard, page 429, define full binary tree the way we define a perfect binary tree.
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Paul E. Black, "full binary tree", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 27 August 2014. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/fullBinaryTree.html