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"Contrast with idempotent" - as the Entry currently states, nullipotent operations have no side effects, whereas idempotent operations have no further side effects after they've already been executed once. But what's the term for an operation that does (or may) have side effects, potentially each time it's executed again? 2A02:8109:9340:A28:7567:C007:244B:AE59 17:04, 9 May 2014 (UTC)