small-world network

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small-world network (plural small-world networks)

  1. (mathematics) A kind of graph in which most nodes are not neighbors but most can be reached from every other by a small number of steps, i.e. the typical distance between two randomly chosen nodes grows proportionally to the logarithm of the number of nodes in the network.

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