dereference

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de- +‎ reference

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dereference (third-person singular simple present dereferences, present participle dereferencing, simple past and past participle dereferenced)

  1. (programming) To obtain the value stored in (a memory location) in an execution context which interprets that value as the address of another memory location.
  2. (programming) To access the object at which (a pointer) points.

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