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transition function

(definition)

Definition: A function of the current state and input giving the next state of a finite state machine or Turing machine.

Note: This defines the set of transitions.

Author: PEB


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Paul E. Black, "transition function", 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/transitionfn.html