# Heap

**Heap** or

**HEAP** may refer to:

## Computing and mathematics

Heap (data structure), a data structure commonly used to implement a priority queue
Heap (mathematics), a generalization of a group
Heap (programming) (or free store), an area of memory for dynamic memory allocation
Heapsort, a comparison-based sorting algorithm
Heap overflow, a type of buffer overflow that occurs in the heap data area
Sorites paradox, also known as the paradox of the heap

## Other uses

Heap (surname)
Heaps (surname)
Heap leaching, an industrial mining process
Heap (comics), a golden-age comic book character
Heap, Bury, a former district in England
High Explosive, Armor-Piercing, ammunition and ordnance
Holocaust Education and Avoidance Pod, an idea in Neal Stephenson's novel *Cryptonomicon*