getter

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getter (plural getters)

  1. One who gets.
    • 1838, William Evans, ‎Thomas Evans, The Friends' Library
      rich men and the eager getters of this world
  2. (computing, programming) A function used to retrieve the value of some property of an object, contrasted with the setter.
    • 2002, James Steven Perry, chapter 2, Java Management Extensions, ISBN 0596002459, page 47:
      A proper getter must return the type of its attribute.
  3. (sciences) A material which is included in a vacuum system or device for removing gas by sorption.
    • 1979, G. L. Weissler and Robert Warner Carlson, chapter 5, Vacuum Physics and Technology, ISBN 0124759149, page 194-195:
      Titanium has become the preferred getter for general vacuum-pumping applications because of its relatively high vapor pressure characteristic and its broad spectrum chemical reactivity.

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getter (third-person singular simple present getters, present participle gettering, simple past and past participle gettered)

  1. (sciences) To remove gas by sorption.
    • 2003, John F. O'Hanlon, chapter 14, A Users Guide to Vacuum Technology, ISBN 0471270520, page 247:
      Many reactive metals rapidly pump large quantities of active gases because they getter (react with) the gases.

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Specifically from Old French geter, the northern variant of jeter (to throw)

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getter

  1. Alternative form of iecter

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getter

  1. indefinite plural of get