Definition: A variant of heapsort that uses a randomized binary search tree (RBST) to structure the input according to any preexisting order. The RBST is used to select candidates that are put into the heap so the heap doesn't need to keep track of all elements.
See also adaptive sort.
C. Levcopoulos and O. Petersson, Adaptive Heapsort, J. of Algorithms 14:395-413, 1993.
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Ingo Rohloff, "adaptive heap sort", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/adaptiveHeapSort.html