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A hash value is

a unique multi-character number that is associated with a computer file. Some computer scientists compare a hash value to an electronic fingerprint in that each file has a unique hash value.[1]
[a] numeric value resulting from applying a mathematical algorithm against a set of data such as a file.[2]

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  1. United States v. Cartier, 2007 WL 319648, at *1 (D.N.D. Jan. 30, 2007).
  2. NICCS, Explore Terms: A Glossary of Common Cybersecurity Terminology (full-text).

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