Definition: Of a node: the tree node conceptually above or closer to the root than the node and which has a link to the node. See the figure at tree.
See also child, ancestor, internal node.
Note: By definition, a parent node is an internal node.
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Paul E. Black, "parent", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed. 4 November 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/parent.html