Definition: A sort algorithm that builds a weak-heap, then repeatedly extracts the maximum item. In the worst case, the run time is O(n log n + 0.1 n).
See also heapsort.
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Paul E. Black, "weak-heap sort", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/weakheapsort.html