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hash +‎ key



hashkey (plural hashkeys)

  1. (computing, rare) The key used to locate a value in a hash table or equivalent data structure.
    • 1995, Ronald J Leach, Object-oriented Design and Programming with C++
      Rather than store all the data in some type of sorted order, the data is to be stored and accessed on the basis of a hashkey that is computed by a function...
    • 2001, Elizabeth O'Neil, Database: Principles, Programming, and Performance
      ...thus minimizing the number of I/Os needed to search through the chain for a single hashkey value.
    • 2002, Andy Carmichael, Dan Haywood, Better Software Faster
      ...the qualifier would indicate the hashkey that returns the single required object rather than the whole set.