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verb (dereferenc, ing)
  1. (context, complang, of a memory location) To obtain the value stored therein in an execution context which interprets that value as the address of a memory location
  2. (context, complang, of a pointer) to access the thing to which the pointer points.
Etymology: de- + reference


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