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What kind of deletion is implemented by hashing using open addressing?

(a) active deletion

(b) standard deletion

(c) lazy deletion

(d) no deletion

My query is from Hash Tables in division Hash Tables of Data Structures & Algorithms I

I have been asked this question by my college director while I was bunking the class.

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Correct option is (c) lazy deletion

Explanation: Standard deletion cannot be performed in an open addressing hash table, because the cells might have caused collision. Hence, the hash tables implement lazy deletion.

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