parentless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

parent +‎ -less

Adjective[edit]

parentless (not comparable)

  1. Having no (living) parent.
    • 1973, Michael Gordon, The American Family in Social-Historical Perspective
      Firstly, then, who were these parentless children who seem to have been present in a sizeable proportion of households...
    • 2004, Michael Kay, XSLT 2.0 Programmer's Reference
      Two consequences of parentless elements complicate the rules.
  2. (computing) Having no parent in a data structure.
    • 2012, Michael Lawrence, ‎John Verzani, Programming Graphical User Interfaces in R (page 19)
      The top-level window is parentless and forms the root of the hierarchy.

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