radix transformation

radix transformation

[′rād·iks ‚tranz·fər′mā·shən]
(computer science)
A method of transformation that involves changing the radix or base of the original key and either discarding excess high-order digits (that is, digits in excess of the number desired in the key) or extracting some part of the transformed number.
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