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 for Hamming code
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Hamming code
  
      Extra, redundant bits added to stored or
     transmitted data for the purposes of error detection and
     correction.
  
     Named after the mathematician Richard Hamming, Hamming codes
     greatly improve the reliability of data, e.g. from distant
     space probes, where it is impractical, because of the long
     transmission delay, to correct errors by requesting
     retransmission.
  
     [Detail?  Connection with Hamming Distance?]
  
     (2002-07-02)
  

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