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Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A value that (a) is computed by a function that is dependent on the contents of a data object and (b) is stored or transmitted together with the object, for detecting changes in the data.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (IETF RFC 4949 Ver 2)

  A value that (a) is computed by a function that is dependent on the content of a data object and (b) is stored or transmitted together with the object, for detecting changes in the data
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-12 Rev. 1 under Checksum (IETF RFC 4949 Ver 2)

  A value computed on data to detect error or manipulation.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-128 under Checksum (CNSSI 4009)