privatize

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privatize (third-person singular simple present privatizes, present participle privatizing, simple past and past participle privatized)

  1. To release government control of (a business or industry) to private industry.
  2. (computing, transitive) To make (a variable, etc.) private in scope.
    • 1997, David Sehr, Utpal Banerjee, David Gelernter, Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing: 9th International Workshop (page 184)
      If the compiler allocates a privatized variable to a register, it must examine whether the variable is live after the termination of the while-loop.

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