# Definition:Hamming Code

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## Definition

A **Hamming code** is an error-correcting code of a particular type.

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## Also see

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## Source of Name

This entry was named for Richard Wesley Hamming.

## Historical Note

The **Hamming codes** were published by Richard Wesley Hamming in $1950$.

They are in common use in computer memory.

## Sources

- 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Hamming code**