lexicographical order


Definition: Alphabetical or "dictionary" order.

Note: For instance, ordering cities by name rather than, say, by country or population (attributes of the named entity). The exact order, for example A-Za-z vs. aA-zZ etc., depends on the locale and application.

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Entry modified 17 December 2004.
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Paul E. Black, "lexicographical order", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: