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A computational problem that requires identifying a solution from some, possibly infinite, solution space (set of possible solutions). E.g. "What is the millionth prime number?". This contrasts with a decision problem which merely asks whether a given answer is a solution or not.
(1999-02-15)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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