(definition)

**Definition:**
A connection between two *vertices* of a *graph*. In a *weighted graph*, each edge has an number, called a "weight." In a *directed graph*, an edge goes from one vertex, the *source*, to another, the *target*, and hence makes connection in only one direction.

**Also known as** arc.

**Aggregate parent** (I am a part of or used in ...)

*directed graph*, *undirected graph*, *weighted graph*.

**See also**
*hyperedge*, *in-degree*, *out-degree*.

*Note:
That is, in a directed graph, an edge goes from the source to the target.*

Author: PEB

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Entry modified 19 April 2004.

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Paul E. Black, "edge", in
*Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures* [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 19 April 2004. (accessed TODAY)
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