backtracking

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Verb[edit]

backtracking

  1. present participle of backtrack

Noun[edit]

backtracking (plural backtrackings)

  1. The act of one who, or that which, backtracks; a retracing of one's steps.
  2. (computer science) The act of building all possible solutions to a problem incrementally, abandoning any candidate solution if it cannot lead to a valid solution.
    backtracking algorithm