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search tree property

(definition)

Definition: When the key of every node of a binary tree is larger than the key of its left child and smaller than its right child.

Note: A binary tree which has this property is a binary search tree.

Author: CLK


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Entry modified 17 December 2004.
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Chris L. Kuszmaul, "search tree property", 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/searchtrprop.html