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A method for converting representations of values within fields, usually keys, to a more compact form.
An addressing technique that uses keys to store and retrieve data in a file.
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hashing(1) A simple sum of data. See hash total.
(2) A method that makes indexing into a database more efficient. See hash table.
(3) An algorithm that derives a fixed-length result for digital signatures. See cryptographic hash function.
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