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depth

(definition)

Definition: Of a node, the distance from the node to the root of the tree.

Formal Definition: The depth of the root is 0. The depth of a node is one plus the depth of its parent.

Aggregate parent (I am a part of or used in ...)
tree.

See also height, level.

Note: For instance, the root has or is at depth 0, and a child of the root has or is at depth 1.

Author: PEB


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Entry modified 26 May 2011.
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Paul E. Black, "depth", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 26 May 2011. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/depth.html