Definition: Any string that can be obtained by deleting zero or more symbols from a given string.
See also substring, longest common subsequence.
Note: A substring is contiguous. A subsequence need not be.
From Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, page 13-17, Copyright © 1999 by CRC Press LLC. Appearing in the Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, Copyright © 2000 CRC Press LLC.
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Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, CRC Press LLC, 1999, "subsequence", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed. 11 May 2006. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/subsequence.html