Definition: A collision resolution scheme in which the hash table is an array of links to lists. Each list holds all the items with the same hash value.
Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
Aggregate parent (I am a part of or used in ...)
See also linear search.
Note: The items in the list may be searched and maintained with any list search algorithms. Any searchable data structure may be used instead of a list.
After [GBY91, pages 71-74]
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Entry modified 3 November 2010.
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Paul E. Black, "direct chaining", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 3 November 2010. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/directChaining.html