refers to a problem-solving strategy whereby the solver works backward from the end goal to the beginning state. For example, finding the path through a maze by working from the end of the maze back to the beginning. See also working backward.

BACKWARD SEARCH: "A person conducting a backward search would start at the end of the maze and work toward the beginning."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BACKWARD SEARCH," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed September 18, 2021).