Backtracking

Backtracking is a general algorithm for finding all (or some) solutions to some computational problem, that incrementally builds candidates to the solutions, and abandons each partial candidate c (`backtracks`) as soon as it determines that c cannot possibly be completed to a valid solution. The classic textbook example of the use of backtrackin.....
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Backtracking

A procedure to consider a node in a heuristic search that has descendants not expanded (see branch and bound). A common procedure for a depth-first search is LIFO: go back on path from current node towards the root until a first node has been found with a descendant requiring expansion.
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backtracking

Type: Term Pronunciation: bak-trak′ing Definitions: 1. The backward movement of RNA polymerase along the DNA template to a state more stable than that encountered when some base pairs disrupt the attachment of the 3′ end from the active transcription site.
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