error-correction coding

Definitions

Electronics

  • A coding technique in which sent data is automatically checked for errors upon reception. If any errors are detected, they are automatically corrected. This method has a maximum of detectable errors, and once reached, is no longer reliable in this capacity. Used, for instance, by modems, and in RAIDs. Also called error-correcting code.
  • synonymerror-correcting code

Computing

  • noun a coding system that allows bit errors occurring during transmission to be rapidly corrected by logical deduction methods rather than retransmission
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