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Knuth

/ka-nooth'/ n. [Donald E. Knuth's "The Art of Computer Programming"] Mythically, the reference that answers all questions about data structures or algorithms. A safe answer when you do not know: "I think you can find that in Knuth." Contrast the literature. See also bible. There is a Donald Knuth home page at `http://www-cs-faculty.Stanford.EDU/~knuth'.
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/knooth/ 1. Donald Knuth.
2. ["The Art of Computer Programming", Donald E. Knuth] Mythically, the reference that answers all questions about data structures or algorithms. A safe answer when you do not know: "I think you can find that in Knuth."
Contrast literature. See also bible.
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