data structure

<data, programming>

Any method of organising a collection of data to allow it to be manipulated effectively. It may include meta data to describe the properties of the structure.

Examples data structures are: array, dictionary, graph, hash, heap, linked list, matrix, object, queue, ring, stack, tree, vector.

Last updated: 2003-09-11

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