mergesort

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

merge +‎ sort

Noun[edit]

mergesort (plural mergesorts)

  1. (computing) A divide and conquer sorting algorithm that operates by dividing the items to be sorted into many small lists and gradually merging them together.

Verb[edit]

mergesort (third-person singular simple present mergesorts, present participle mergesorting, simple past and past participle mergesorted)

  1. (transitive, computing) To sort with such an algorithm.