ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Cyclic Redundancy (Check) Code

A technique for error detection in data communications used to assure a program or data file has been accurately transferred. The CRC is the result of a calculation on the set of transmitted bits by the transmitter which is appended to the data. At the receiver the calculation is repeated and the results compared to the encoded value. The calculations are chosen to optimize error detection.

Publication Source: FDA Glossary of Computerized System and Software Development Technology

Contrast with: Parity Check

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