four-tape

four-tape

[¦fȯr ¦tāp]
(computer science)
To sort input data, supplied on two tapes, into incomplete sequences alternately on two output tapes; the output tapes are used for input on the succeeding pass, resulting in longer and longer sequences after each pass, until the data are all in one sequence on one output tape.
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