exchange sort

exchange sort

[iks′chānj ‚sȯrt]
(computer science)
A method of arranging records or other types of data into a specified order, in which adjacent pairs of records are exchanged until the correct order is achieved.
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They soon became a couple - "We did the hippie pre-engagement crystal exchange sort of thing," she says - and married much later, in 1998.
The film deals with three insertion sorts, three exchange sorts, and three selection sorts, beginning with insertion sorts, in which successive items of data are inserted into their correct positions relative to items previously considered.