Definition: A node of a tree that has one or more child nodes, equivalently, one that is not a leaf.
Also known as nonterminal node.
See also parent, root.
Note: See [CLR90, page 93] or [HS83, page 220].
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Entry modified 17 December 2004.
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Lawrence J. Wobker and Paul E. Black, "internal node", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/internalnode.html