fence cell

fence cell

[′fens ‚sel]
(computer science)
A criterion for dividing a list into two equal or nearly equal parts in the course of a binary search. Also known as fence.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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