Definition: Each node in a tree has a key which is less than or equal to the key of its parent.
See also min-heap property, heap property.
Note: The root node has the largest, or maximum, key. After LK.
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Paul E. Black, "max-heap property", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/maxheapprop.html