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worst-case execution time

(definition)

Definition: The execution time of an algorithm in the worst case.

Also known as WCET.

See also worst-case cost.

Author: PEB


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Paul E. Black, "worst-case execution time", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 12 August 2014. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/worstCaseExecutionTime.html