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The case in which a key other than the desired one is kept at the identified location is called?

(a) Hashing

(b) Collision

(c) Chaining

(d) Open addressing

My question is based upon Hash Tables topic in portion Hash Tables of Data Structures & Algorithms I

This question was addressed to me by my college professor while I was bunking the class.

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Right choice is (b) Collision

Easy explanation - When some other value is placed at a specified location other than the desired key, it is said to be a collision.

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