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k-way merge

(definition)

Definition: Combine k sorted data streams into a single sorted stream.

Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
multiway merge, merge.

Aggregate parent (I am a part of or used in ...)
k-way merge sort.

Author: PEB

Implementation

Jordan Zimmerman's k-way merge (Java).
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Entry modified 9 August 2010.
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Paul E. Black, "k-way merge", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 9 August 2010. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/kwaymerge.html