Definition: The maximum distance of any node from the root. If a tree has only one node (the root), the height is zero. The height of an empty tree is not defined.
See also depth, level.
Note: An equivalent definition is: the height is the maximum depth of any node.
The height of the figure at the definition of tree is two.
The height of a tree is also known as the order.
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Paul E. Black, "height", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 26 May 2011. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/height.html