Definition: A vertex v is reachable from another vertex u if there is a path of any length from u to v.
See also sink, source, connected graph.
Note: Usually applied only to directed graphs, since any vertex in a connected, undirected graph is reachable from any other vertex.
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Jason McCabe, "reachable", 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/reachable.html