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disjoint set

(definition)

Definition: A set whose members do not overlap, are not duplicated, etc.

Note: For example, the set of intervals {[1,5], [4,7], [8,9]} is not disjoint since [1,5] overlaps [4,7].

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Paul E. Black, "disjoint set", 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/disjointset.html