asymptotically tight bound


Definition: When the asymptotic complexity of an algorithm exactly matches the theoretically proved asymptotic complexity of the corresponding problem. Informally, when an algorithm solves a problem at the theoretical minimum.

See also Θ, asymptotic upper bound, asymptotic lower bound.

Author: SKS

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Sandeep Kumar Shukla, "asymptotically tight bound", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: