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Definition: seed

(1) The starting value used by a random number generation routine to create random numbers.

(2) A BitTorrent user who has a file that can be downloaded to another user. See BitTorrent seed.

(3) (seed accelerator) See startup accelerator.

(4) A series of words from which a private cryptocurrency key is created. See seed phrase.

(5) (SEED) (Self-Electro-optic-Effect Device) An optical transistor developed by David Miller at Bell Labs in 1986.