directed acyclic graph


Definition: A directed graph with no path that starts and ends at the same vertex.

Also known as DAG, acyclic directed graph, oriented acyclic graph.

Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
directed graph, acyclic graph.

See also cycle, feedback edge set, feedback vertex set.

Author: PEB

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