getter

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English[edit]

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get +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

getter (plural getters)

  1. One who gets.
    • 1838, William Evans, ‎Thomas Evans, The Friends' Library
      Many times things would open in him to admiration, showing to rich men and the eager getters of this world, the danger they were in of hurting themselves, by hindering their growth in the truth.
    • 2009, Jodi Newbern, Regifting Revival!: A Guide to Reusing Gifts Graciously (page 15)
      In any case, now we have defined the identities and established the unique characteristics of all types of gift givers and gift getters.
  2. (object-oriented programming) A function used to retrieve the value of some property of an object, contrasted with the setter.
    • 2002, James Steven Perry, chapter 2, in Java Management Extensions, ISBN 0596002459, page 47:
      A proper getter must return the type of its attribute.
  3. (sciences) A material which is included in a vacuum system or device for removing gas by sorption.
    • 1979, G. L. Weissler and Robert Warner Carlson, chapter 5, in Vacuum Physics and Technology, ISBN 0124759149, pages 194-195:
      Titanium has become the preferred getter for general vacuum-pumping applications because of its relatively high vapor pressure characteristic and its broad spectrum chemical reactivity.
  4. (mining, historical) A miner who dug coal, contrasted with the putter, who took it to the surface.

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Verb[edit]

getter (third-person singular simple present getters, present participle gettering, simple past and past participle gettered)

  1. (sciences) To remove gas by sorption.
    • 2003, John F. O'Hanlon, chapter 14, in A Users Guide to Vacuum Technology, ISBN 0471270520, page 247:
      Many reactive metals rapidly pump large quantities of active gases because they getter (react with) the gases.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

getter m (plural getters)

  1. (object-oriented programming) getter

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Specifically from Old French geter, the northern variant of jeter (to throw)

Verb[edit]

getter

  1. Alternative form of iecter

Conjugation[edit]

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

getter

  1. indefinite plural of get