# Hamming distance

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## English[edit]

### Etymology[edit]

Named after Richard Hamming.

### Noun[edit]

**Hamming distance** (*plural* **Hamming distances**)

- (information theory) Given two strings of equal length, the number of positions at which the corresponding symbols differ; it therefore indicates the minimum number of substitutions required to change one string into the other.