DRY

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See also: dry

English[edit]

Phrase[edit]

DRY

  1. (software engineering) Acronym of don't repeat yourself (software development principle aimed at reducing repetition).
    • 2005, Greg Wilson, Data Crunching: Solve Everyday Problems Using Java, Python, and More:
      The general principle here is DRY: Don't Repeat Yourself (HTOO). If you duplicate information in two or more places, sooner or later, you'll forget to update one of the copies []

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Adjective[edit]

DRY (comparative DRYer, superlative DRYest)

  1. (software engineering) Of code, having the quality of adhering to the principle of DRY; containing as little repetition as possible.
    Antonym: WET

Verb[edit]

DRY (third-person singular simple present DRYs, present participle DRYing, simple past and past participle DRYed)

  1. (software engineering) To cause code to become DRY; to remove repetition from code.