Definition: A complete tree where every node has a key more extreme (greater or less) than the key of its parent. Each node has k or fewer children.
See also k-ary tree, binary heap, heap.
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Chris L. Kuszmaul, "k-ary heap", 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/karyheap.html