Definition: The minimum cost to process an input sequence.
Also known as optimal cost.
See also worst-case cost, average-case cost, amortized cost, adversary, off-line algorithm, on-line algorithm.
Note: From Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, page 10-17, Copyright © 1999 by CRC Press LLC. Appearing in the Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, Copyright © 2000 CRC Press LLC.
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Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, CRC Press LLC, 1999, "best-case cost", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/bestcasecost.html