linear search

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a search method which compares each item in a list with the search key until the correct entry is found by starting with the first item and working sequentially towards the end

Computing

  • noun a search method which compares each item in a list with the search key, starting with the first item and going through the others in order towards the end, until the correct entry is found

Electronics

  • A search in which the data in question is examined sequentially from start to finish. Also called sequential search.
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