Selection Sort

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The selection sort algorithm traverses an unsorted array and puts the largest value at the end of it. This process is repeated n-1 times. This algorithm also has a quadratic time complexity, but it performs better than both bubble sort and insertion sort as fewer swaps are required in this approach. The sorted array is created backward in selection sort.

Let’s look at an illustration of the selection sort to better understand how it works.

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