## clique

A maximal totally connected subgraph. Given a graph with nodes N, a clique C is a subset of N where every node in C is directly connected to every other node in C (i.e. C is totally connected), and C contains all such nodes (C is maximal). In other words, a clique contains all, and only, those nodes which are directly connected to all other nodes in the clique.

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Last updated: 1996-09-22

### Nearby terms:

clipboard ♦ Clipper ♦ CLIPS ♦ **clique** ♦ CLISP ♦ Clive Sinclair ♦ CLIX ♦ CLM

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