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

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 1 month ago

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.

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 1 month ago

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.