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multiway merge

(definition)

Definition: Combine more than two sorted data streams into a single sorted stream.

Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
merge.

Specialization (... is a kind of me.)
k-way merge.

See also k-way merge sort, order.

Author: ASK


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Entry modified 30 November 2007.
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Art S. Kagel, "multiway merge", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 30 November 2007. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/multiwayMerge.html