Definition: Each node in a tree has a key which is more extreme (greater or less) than or equal to the key of its parent.
Specialization (... is a kind of me.)
max-heap property, min-heap property.
Aggregate parent (I am a part of or used in ...)
binary heap, heap, binary priority queue.
Note: The root node has the largest or smallest key. After LK.
A complete tree with the heap property is a heap.
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Entry modified 17 December 2004.
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Paul E. Black, "heap property", 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/heapproperty.html