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dynamic array

(data structure)

Definition: An array whose size may change over time. Items are not only added or removed, but memory used changes, too.

Note: For instance, REDIM in Visual Basic or malloc() in C. In some languages, such as Perl, all arrays are dynamic.

Author: PR


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Patrick Rodgers, "dynamic array", 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/dynamicarray.html