A seed may refer to any of the following:
1. When referring to computer programming, security, or software a random seed is a number or other value that is 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.
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, out 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 of computer terms.