dereference

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Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ reference

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dereference (third-person singular simple present dereferences, present participle dereferencing, simple past and past participle dereferenced)

  1. (programming, of a memory location) To obtain the value stored therein in an execution context which interprets that value as the address of a memory location
  2. (programming, of a pointer) to access the thing to which the pointer points.

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