Definition: A figure of merit for a family of searches, the "best" is the search that takes the minimum accesses in the worst case.
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Entry modified 17 December 2004.
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Andrew Boniface, "worst-case minimum access", 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/worstCaseMinimumAccess.html