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balanced binary search tree

(data structure)

Definition: A binary search tree that is balanced.

Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
balanced binary tree, binary search tree.

Aggregate parent (I am a part of or used in ...)
jelly-fish.

Note: Usually "balanced" means "height balanced".
Quentin F. Stout and Bette L. Warren, Tree Rebalancing in Optimal Time and Space, CACM, 29(9):902-908, September 1986.

Author: PEB

More information

Example of balancing a BST.

[Knuth98, 3:459, Sect. 6.2.3]
Knuth refers to "balanced trees", but defines them as ordered, for searching, and binary.


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