Definition: A set of vertices in an undirected graph in which there is an edge between every pair of vertices. In other words, a subgraph that is complete.
Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
See also clique problem.
Note: Standard pronunciation should be "cleek", to rhyme with antique, boutique, critique, oblique, physique, pique, technique, unique, etc.
Definition after Lior Malka, 31 July 2003.
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Entry modified 29 January 2007.
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Paul E. Black, "clique", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 29 January 2007. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/clique.html