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minimum cut

(definition)

Definition: The smallest set of edges in an undirected graph which separate two distinct vertices. That is, every path between them includes some member of the set.

See also minimum vertex cut, cut.

Author: PEB


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Paul E. Black, "minimum cut", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 19 April 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/minimumcut.html