deep copy

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Noun[edit]

deep copy (plural deep copies)

  1. (computing) A copy of a data structure duplicating not only the structure itself, but all structures to which it is linked
    Don't try to make a deep copy of that -- you'll pull in half the database

Verb[edit]

deep copy

  1. (transitive) To make a deep copy of
    I'd prefer to deep copy that in order to avoid complications with updates.
  2. (intransitive) To make a deep copy
    This is a situation where you either have to deep copy or handle the complication of updates.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Not "to deeply copy".

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