Definition: A binary search tree that is balanced.
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balanced binary tree, binary search tree.
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Usually "balanced" means "height balanced".
Quentin F. Stout and Bette L. Warren, Tree Rebalancing in Optimal Time and Space, CACM, 29(9):902-908, September 1986.
Example of balancing a BST.
[Knuth98, 3:459, Sect. 6.2.3]
Knuth refers to "balanced trees", but defines them as ordered, for searching, and binary.
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Paul E. Black, "balanced binary search tree", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 29 August 2014. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/balancedbist.html