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collision

(definition)

Definition: When two or more items should be kept in the same location, especially in hash tables, that is, when two or more different keys hash to the same value.

See also collision resolution scheme, perfect hashing, simple uniform hashing.

Author: PEB


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Paul E. Black, "collision", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/collision.html