Definition: A tree whose subtrees differ in height by no more than one and the subtrees are height-balanced, too. An empty tree is height-balanced.
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See also BB(α) tree, balanced binary tree height-balanced binary search tree.
Note: After [HS83, page 442].
[Knuth98, 3:459, Sect. 6.2.3]
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Paul E. Black, "height-balanced tree", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 20 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/heightBalancedTree.html