Definition: A collection of items accessible one after another beginning at the head and ending at the tail.
Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
Specialization (... is a kind of me.)
linked list, doubly linked list, circular list, self-organizing list, ordered linked list.
Aggregate parent (I am a part of or used in ...)
Note: A list may have additional access methods. A list may be ordered. A list can be seen as an ordered bag. A list may be kept as the leading items of an array, but inserting items other than at the end takes time.
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Entry modified 22 January 2009.
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Paul E. Black, "list", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 22 January 2009. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/list.html