Hash

corned beef hash

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What makes a hash a hash?

a hash is an

In other words, a hash defines a mapping from one group of things to another, like a phone book or a dictionary.

a hash is also known as a...

hash or object?

In JavaScript, a hash is officially called an object.

This is confusing since in every other computer language, "hash" and "object" are quite different things.

Object != Object-Oriented

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