Definition: If the hash table uses chaining, use the chaining data structure delete. If it uses open addressing, mark the item "deleted" for future reuse.
See also cuckoo hashing.
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Paul E. Black, "hash table delete", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/hashtabdelet.html