As verbs the difference between rehash and recycle
is that rehash
is to rework old material (physical material, ideas, documents etc), redo some work, with some variations while recycle
As a noun rehash
is something reworked, or made up from old materials.
To rework old material (physical material, ideas, documents etc), redo some work, with some variations.
- Today's parliamentary session only rehashed last week's arguments.
- The CEO of the company only rehashed a speech for the news conference.
(computing) To recompute the structure of a hash table, taking into account any newly added items.
- The general rehashed plans for the war.
Something reworked, or made up from old materials.
(computing) A recomputation of the structure of a hash table, taking into account any newly added items.
- He wrote a bad rehash of an earlier essay.
To break down and reuse component materials.
- Recycled paper.
To reuse as a whole.
* 12 July 2012 , Sam Adams, AV Club Ice Age: Continental Drift
- Recycled plastic.
To collect or place in a bin for recycling.
(ergative) To be recycled.
- Jokes are recycled so frequently, it’s as if comedy writing was eating a hole in the ozone layer: If the audience had a nickel for every time a character on one side of the frame says something could never happen as it simultaneously happens on the other side of the frame, they’d have enough to pay the surcharge for the movie’s badly implemented 3-D.
- Sulfur recycles in the sulfur cycle.
* recycle bin