n. ComputingA technique to provide rapid access to items in a table, especially tables in which entries are made in an unpredictable fashion. ComputingA technique to transform a string of characters into a unique, fixed-length code (a hash).


Hashing1, 2 uses a hash function, such as MD5 or SHA, to calculate a hash value. - Hashing2 is a significant component of public key infrastructure (PKI) and digital signatures.