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Overview of the Terminology

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The world of genetic programming has no absolute standard terminology, so we have adopted a terminology that appears to be both consistent with academic literature on the subject, as well as somewhat biologically motivated.  In the discussion and definition of terms that follow we will use this terminology, but if you later read other technical genetic algorithm papers, you may find variations in the terminology.