Definition: (1) Of a vertex, the number of edges connected to it. (2) Of a graph, the maximum degree of any vertex. (3) Of a tree node, the number of child nodes it has.
See also in-degree, out-degree.
Note: From Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, page 6-21, Copyright © 1999 by CRC Press LLC. Appearing in the Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, Copyright © 2000 CRC Press LLC.
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Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, CRC Press LLC, 1999, "degree", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 8 February 2006. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/degree.html