tree traversal


Definition: A technique for processing the nodes of a tree in some order.

Specialization (... is a kind of me.)
preorder traversal, in-order traversal, postorder traversal, level-order traversal.

Author: PEB

More information

Demonstration of preorder, in-order, and postorder traversal on a binary tree.

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Entry modified 23 April 2007.
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Paul E. Black, "tree traversal", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 23 April 2007. (accessed TODAY) Available from: