I'm trying to find a word that means "dependent on the order of items".
For example, the list of letters "ABCDEF" and "FEDCBA" contain the same letters. If order is NOT considered, both lists contain the same letters. If order IS considered, the two lists are different.
What word indicates that the order of letters must be taken into account when comparing the lists?
Clarification: The context is computer science. I'm attempting to explain hashing functions. A most basic hash function could simply sum the values of all bytes in the input stream. But this would allow inputs containing the same bytes, regardless of order, to produce equivalent hashes. The next step toward improving the function would be to apply a weight to each position in the input stream, making the resulting hash _______. This is the word I'm looking for, and means "dependent on the order" of the bytes rather than "order-independent". Hope this helps to clarify.
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