presort

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presort

[prē′sȯrt]
(computer science)
The first part of a sort program in which data items are arranged into strings that are equal to or greater than some prescribed length.
The sorting of data on off-line equipment before it is processed by a computer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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