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quicksort

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Etymology

quick sort, from its computational efficiency.

Noun

Singular
quicksort

Plural
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quicksort ({{{1}}})
  1. (computing) A sorting algorithm that operates by recursively partitioning the items to be sorted into two sets.
    • 1987, Åke Wikström, Functional Programming Using Standard ML
    Somewhat surprisingly, the average behaviour of quicksort is the same as the best behaviour.

Verb

Infinitive
to quicksort

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to quicksort (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) (computing) To sort with such an algorithm.
    • 1991, Maguire et al, Geographical Information Systems: Principles and Applications
    The first and last subsets are then recursively quicksorted.

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