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linked list

[′liŋkt ′list]
(computer science)

linked list

(programming)
A data structure in which each element contains a pointer to the next element, thus forming a linear list.

A doubly linked list contains pointers to both the next and previous elements.

linked list

In data management, a group of items, each of which points to the next item. It allows for the organization of a sequential set of data in noncontiguous storage locations.
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Generalizing this to all particles in the system, a linked list of all the particles contained in each cell is constructed every timestep.
Create the linked list (subroutines TOPMAP and LINKS).
In Algorithm F2, though, the elements are inserted in increasing order, so the binary search tree degrades into a linked list with linear search time.
Floyd writes, "An appropriate date structure for the sequence S in Algorithm P is a hash table with a linked list connecting the entries.