height-balanced binary search tree

(data structure)

Definition: A height-balanced tree which is also a binary search tree. It supports membership, insert, and delete operations in time logarithmic in the number of nodes in the tree.

Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
height-balanced tree, binary search tree, balanced binary tree.

Specialization (... is a kind of me.)
AVL tree, red-black tree.

Author: PEB

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