best first search
A graph search algorithm which optimises breadth first search by ordering all current paths according to some heuristic. The heuristic attempts to predict how close the end of a path is to a solution. Paths which are judged to be closer to a solution are extended first.
See also beam search, hill climbing.
- Best fit
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- Best friend
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- Best man
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- Best of both worlds, the
Benefits from two seemingly opposed alternatives, as in Jenny taught in the morning only and worked on her book afternoons, so she had the best of both worlds . Charles Kingsley used this idiom in Westward Ho! (1855): “Make the best of both worlds.” Also see make the best of it