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clique


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clique  \Clique\,  n.  [F.,  fr  OF  cliquer  to  click  See  {Click}, 
  v.  i.] 
  A  narrow  circle  of  persons  associated  by  common  interests  or 
  for  the  accomplishment  of  a  common  purpose;  --  generally  used 
  in  a  bad  sense 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clique  \Clique\,  v.  i. 
  To  To  associate  together  in  a  clannish  way  to  act  with 
  others  secretly  to  gain  a  desired  end  to  plot;  --  used  with 
  together. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clique 
  n  :  an  exclusive  circle  of  people  with  a  common  purpose  [syn:  {coterie}, 
  {ingroup},  {inner  circle},  {pack},  {camp}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  clique 
 
    A  {maximal}  {totally  connected}  {subgraph}. 
  Given  a  {graph}  with  {nodes}  N,  a  clique  C  is  a  {subset}  of  N 
  where  every  node  in  C  is  directly  connected  to  every  other 
  node  in  C  (i.e.  C  is  totally  connected),  and  C  contains  all 
  such  nodes  (C  is  maximal).  In  other  words  a  clique  contains 
  all  and  only,  those  nodes  which  are  directly  connected  to  all 
  other  nodes  in  the  clique. 
 
  [Is  this  correct?] 
 
  (1996-09-22) 
 
 




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