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reachable

(definition)

Definition: A vertex v is reachable from another vertex u if there is a path of any length from u to v.

See also sink, source, connected graph.

Note: Usually applied only to directed graphs, since any vertex in a connected, undirected graph is reachable from any other vertex.

Author: JM


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Jason McCabe, "reachable", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/reachable.html