Definition: Joining several data structures with particular properties into one large data structure having those properties. For instance, some priority queue implementations support the operation of joining two priority queues into a larger one.
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Paul E. Black, "meld", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 20 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/meld.html