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cyclic redundancy check (CRC)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

CRC

Definition(s):

  A type of checksum algorithm that is not a cryptographic hash but is used to implement data integrity service where accidental changes to data are expected.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (IETF RFC 4949 Ver 2)

  A method to ensure data has not been altered after being sent through a communication channel.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-72 under Cyclical Redundancy Check