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graph theory

[ graf-theer-ee, thee-uh-ree ]
/ ˈgræf ˌθɪər i, ˌθi ə ri /
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noun
Mathematics. the study and analysis of the points and lines with which graphs create representations of mathematical relationships.
Computers. the representation of data using nonhierarchical structures based on nodes and the connections between them, utilized by many programming languages and algorithms.
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Origin of graph theory

First recorded in 1965–70
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