Definition: A vertex coloring or edge coloring of a graph in which no two adjacent vertices or edges have the same color.
Note: Generally "coloring" is understood to mean "proper coloring".
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Entry modified 19 April 2004.
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Mustafa Ege, "proper coloring", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 19 April 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/propercolor.html