Definition: A node in a tree without any children. See the figure at tree.
Also known as external node, terminal node.
Aggregate parent (I am a part of or used in ...)
See also root, internal node.
Note: Every node in a tree is either a leaf or an internal node. The root may be a leaf.
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Entry modified 3 June 2005.
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Paul E. Black, "leaf", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 3 June 2005. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/leaf.html