Definition: Search by selecting between two distinct alternatives (dichotomies) at each step.
See also binary search.
Note: Division into multiple alternatives is polychotomy.
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Entry modified 17 December 2004.
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Paul E. Black, "dichotomic search", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/dichotomic.html