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deterministic

(definition)

Definition: Permitting at most one next move at any step in a computation.

See also nondeterministic.

Note: From Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, pages 24-19 and 15-21, 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, "deterministic", 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/deterministc.html