Definition: Look for a value or item in a data structure. There are dozens of algorithms, data structures, and approaches.
Specialization (... is a kind of me.)
binary search, linear search, string matching, depth-first search, Bond Sequential Search, jump search.
See also array, B-tree, dictionary, hash table, heap, inverted index, linked list, quadtree, select kth element, select and partition.
Note: For more information, see the data structure in question or terms related to searching.
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Entry modified 9 June 2016.
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Paul E. Black, "search", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed. 9 June 2016. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/search.html