Seed

Computer seed1. When referring to computer programming, security, or software a random seed is a number or other value that has been generated by software using one or more values. For example, hardware information, time, or date are different examples of values that can be used to help generate a random value used by a program or encryption.

2. With BitTorrent, a seed is client on BitTorrent that is only sharing a complete file.

3. When talking about data and machine learning, seed data is a collection of information that is used as training, testing, or as a template. For example, the list of computer dictionary terms could be used as seed data for anyone interested in writing their own version of a computer dictionary or who needed ideas on what type of terms are used with computers.

Also see: Programming terms, Random, Security terms