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traversal

[ truh-vur-suhl ]
/ trəˈvɜr səl /
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noun

the act or process of passing across, over, or through:A problem with the Voyager 2 spacecraft as it began its traversal of the rings of Saturn was eventually linked to high-speed collisions with micrometeoroids.
Computers. the act or process of systematically visiting all nodes of a tree or other linked data structure, usually for the purposes of collecting or transforming data at the nodes:Issues fixed in this release include a vulnerability in directory traversal that could give an attacker the ability to access files that should be restricted.

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