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hash

[hash]
(computer science)
Data which are obviously meaningless, caused by human mistakes or computer malfunction. Also known as garbage; gibberish.
(electricity)
Electric noise produced by the contacts of a vibrator or by the brushes of a generator or motor.
(electronics)

hash

(character)

hash

(programming)

hash

(3)
The preferred term for a Perl associative array.

hash

(1) The number sign (#). See hashtag and number sign.

(2) See hash value and hash total.
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The process ensures that even if two passwords are identical, their hashes will be unique.
In addition to the Sunday hashes, members of the Sofia hash gather socially every Thursday evening at the Irish Harp pub in Sofia, starting at about 8pm.
The hashing approach ensures that the same piece of data is never stored twice, as duplicate files can be identified though a comparison of hashes.