# Dictionary:Hamming function

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(ham’ ∂ng) A function used to shape the cutoff of a window or gate in data processing to avoid the undesirable effects of sharp truncation.

The Hamming function (different from the *Hanning function* ) is

where increases linearly from to across the window. For the *k*th element out of *n* elements within the window, .

Named after R. W. Hamming.