ordered tree

(data structure)

Definition: A tree where the children of every node are ordered, that is, there is a first child, second child, third child, etc.

Note: An unordered tree may be thought of as a recursive bag, while an ordered tree is a recursive list.

Author: PEB

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Entry modified 17 December 2004.
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Paul E. Black, "ordered tree", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: